Saturday, 10 November 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012 lupu victor No comments
If there is a beautiful view seen by the naked eye in astronomy, the Pleiades are certainly the ones, located approximately 400 light-years from us.
Pleiades is one of the most beautiful scenery in astronomy: the dispersion stars of Pleiades or Seven Sisters. In Romania (my country), is known as Hen with chicks. The main stars of the Pleiades form a small dipper that is much richer than the Hyades, and are most easily recognized of all the stars in the heaven.
Almost every culture throughout history, imagined this cluster as something delicate, like a group of virgins, a flock of doves, or a hen and chicks. This swarm is best known in Greek as the Seven Sisters.
The Pleiades were important in legends, poetry, and even as a timekeeping throughout history.
Pleiades are located on the shoulder of the imaginary Taurus constellation.
Anyone can look at the Pleiades with binoculars or a small telescope under dark skies. It is important, however, to look through a wide field telescope to fit the entire stellar group in the image.
Telescope: Celestron 8 inch Newtonian
C5/EQ5 motorized mount
Camera: Nikon D80 ring T
Eyepiece: no (focal)
Date: October 21, 2012
Exposure time: 10 sec
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Articles about Pleiades:
Pleiades star group arrangement. Images through the telescope.
Video Pleiades (Messier 45 or M45), by astronomical telescope
The Pleiades astronomical images
My first Pleiades
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