|Description: The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, are one of the most easily recognisable star clusters in the sky. They are among the youngest and closest open clusters to us, and still retain some of the gas and dust that went into making them (not visible here). They can also be used as a guide to much light pollution you have - how many can you see on a clear night?
Image information: Sony DSC-H1 digital camera, piggy-backed onto the 17" reflector at Keele. 30 second exposure, contrast enhanced and sky subtracted.
Physical information: Magnitude: 1.6, size: 110', distance: 440 ly.
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