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The Pleiades - M45

Item number MW302 - The Pleiades - M45

This poster is 32"W by 24"H in size, printed on quality poster paper. Price= $10.00

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New! The Pleiades poster is now available in a laminated version. The poster is laminated on both sides with medium thickness laminate. This makes a very durable poster. It is ideal for a hallway where people will want to touch the poster or an observatory wall where there might be dew. Retail Price=$ 16.00

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You don't need a telescope to see the Pleiades. This a naked eye object that has been known since ancient times. The Pleiades, also designated as Messier 45, is an open cluster of a few hundred stars. There are 7 bright members easily seen without a telescope, hence the common name of The Seven Sisters. This object is a great target for a small telescope or even a pair of binoculars. It may take a little more aperture to reveal the nebulosity which is so prominent in photographs.

This image shows incredible detail in the nebulosity. You can even see several small background galaxies buried in the edges of the whispy nebula that is revealed in few photos. Credit for this beautiful image goes to Tony and Daphne Hallas (