M45 Pleiades

Noirlab_noao-m45_1024

noirlab_noao-m45 June 30th, 2020

Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Richard Cool (University of Arizona) and WIYN

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona. The Pleiades are an open cluster easily visible to the naked eye. The cluster is dominated by several hot, luminous and massive stars. The blue nebulosity surrounding the brightest stars are due to blue light from the stars scattering off of dust grains in the interstellar gas between us and the stars. The cluster is also known as the 'Seven Sisters'. And in Japan it is called Subaru. The image was generated with observations in the B (blue), V (green), and I (red) filters. In this image,North is right, East is up.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m45/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M45
Noirlab_noao-m45_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 46m 13.0s
DEC = 24° 6’ 36.3”
Orientation
North is 90.7° CW
Field of View
1.1 x 0.8 degrees
Constellation
Taurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (I) 805.0 nm
Green WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (V) 537.0 nm
Blue WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (B) 436.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
Noirlab_noao-m45_1280
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ID
noao-m45
Subject Category
Subject Name
M45
Credits
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Richard Cool (University of Arizona) and WIYN
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:17
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m45/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, V, B
Central Wavelength
805, 537, 436
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
56.55435826, 24.11007308
Reference Dimension
9700.0, 7080.0
Reference Pixel
4929.330811, 3330.368286
Scale
-0.000118, 0.000118
Rotation
-90.69909386
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-m45
Metadata Date
2020-10-01T12:22:54.377983
Metadata Version
1.1
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