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M45 The Pleiades

The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.

M45 - The Pleiades Star Cluster
M45 - The Pleiades Star Cluster
M45, Taurus and Mars
Mars passes close to M45 and Taurus back when Mars was at perihelion.

 

 

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