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Eagle Creek Observatory
"Teaching young minds about the heavens"
The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
Psalm 19:1-2



M45 by John Steidler

"The Pleiades" - M45

This cluster, in the constellation of Taurus, is often mistaken for the Little Dipper, Ursa Minor. It lies at a distance of about 380 lightyears.
M45 was first mentioned by Hesiod between 1000 and 700 B.C and contains mostly very hot B-type stars.

This beautiful shot was taken by John using a Canon 10D at ISO 800, 20 shots at 30 seconds each. Processing in Images Plus available from MLUnsold Digital Imaging.
m45 by John Steidl, click for full size (248k)


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Constellation images created using TheSky 5.0 Level IV
available from Bisque Software

Last Update 10/07/2003
2001-2003 Kevin Muenzler, Eagle Creek Observatory.
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