Short exposure of the Pleiades, just showing the stars.
The Pleiades in color. A very nice photo showing the reflection nebulae. Captured from Usenet. Also in Patrick Murphy's collection.
Image of the Pleiades, M45, taken with the 0.9-m Telescope of Kitt Peak
National Observatory, in 1975. At the Pleiades' distance of about 400 lightyears,
the image field of view corresponds to a linear diameter of 20 lightyears.
Image of the Pleiades, M45, taken with the 4-meter Mayall Telescope of Kitt Peak
Wider field image of the Pleiades star cluster, M45. It was created by David Malin from photographic plates obtained by Malcolm Hartley with the 1.2-meter UK Schmidt Telescope. It is copyrighted and may be used for private purpose only. For any other kind of use, including internet mirroring and storing on CD-ROM, please contact the Photo Permissions Department (photo at aaoepp.aao.gov.au) of the Anglo Australian Observatory. More technical information can be found with the enhanced Pleiades image cropped from this wider-field photograph.
Last Modification: October 6, 1999