M45

Pleiades

Designation:
M45
Object Type:
Open Cluster
Right Ascention:
3h 47m
Declination:
+24° 7'
Magnitude:
1.6
Distance:
440 light years
Constellation:
Taurus

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Celebration of Space - August 13, 2021

This past week the fantastic Perseid Meteor Shower came to a peak. It was a tough couple of days with very uncomfortable conditions and the primary peak night completely fogged out. Historically speaking, the Perseid peak occurs during a diffic ... more

Celebration of Space - August 30, 2019

Hey K-12 teachers and educators, did you know that your students have a chance to name the Mars 2020 rover? Starting this past Wednesday, August 28, 2019, the contest to name the Mars 2020 rover is on. Until November 1, 2019, each student in yo ... more

Diamonds Upon Black Velvet

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane!! No, it’s a bull!!! Taurus the Bull, that is. Taurus is an easy constellation to find, and it has several objects of interest for stargazers equipped with only binoculars or a small telescop ... more