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Pleiades Open Cluster 11 x 14 Print by Len DiPinto

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Pleiades Open Cluster 11 x 14 Print by Len DiPinto using Kodak Metallic paper with a polystyrene backing. Frame and hanging materials not included.

The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters (Messier 45 or M45), 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. The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster, but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium through which the stars are currently passing.

Purchase this picture for the donation amount listed and own an amazing picture of the night sky taken by one of Aldrich’s astrophotographers Len DiPinto and help advance Aldrich Astronomical Society with its outreach efforts.

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