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Pleiades (M45)

By Aenima
Widefield shot of Pleiades, taken during the perseids meteor shower - more of a trickle really - I realised the star cluster presented a much nicer photo opportunity Wink

D3100 / 135mm soligor m42 lens, several 2min exposures stacked in Deepskystacker. (no calibration frames)

Tags: Specialist and abstract Wildlife and nature

Voters: pentaxpatty, leontari, Geofferz and 4 more

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14 Aug 2013 3:41PM
This is superb, I have a telescope but cant see this with it !!!
14 Aug 2013 3:49PM
A fabulous image!!!
Aenima 8 15 England
14 Aug 2013 4:52PM
Its what they call seven sisters, you can see it with naked eyes as a speckle of stars - rising in the east before dawn at the moment. But through binoculars it looks better. The pic was using the 55-200mm all the way zoomed.

Thank you for the nice comment Smile
Aenima 8 15 England
14 Aug 2013 5:42PM
Just realised the lens wasn't the nikkor stated, but the 135mm soligor - a cheap ebay find.
chedd 9 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 10:16PM
Nicely captured.......

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