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The Pleiades Star Cluster


The cluster of stars right center of the image is known as The Pleiades Star Cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters, is an open star cluster that lies about 410 light years from Earth.
The cluster containes thousands of stars, the brightest are young giant blue stars, with luminosity
100 to 1,000 times that of the sun and 7 light years across, while the intire group covers
a total area 40 light years across.
The Pleiades are mentioned in just about all cultures of the world, but are best know in Greek Mythology.


Piggy backed on a 10" LX200GPS
Canon AE-1 with a 35-70mm lens
5 minute exposure




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