Pleiades (M45) are one of the most know and characteristic group of the stars on northern sky. They are an open cluster of young and bright stars created from the same nebula. This photo was taken in panorama technique which shows a really wide field of this very famous Seven Sisters.
The name of the Pleiades comes from Ancient Greek. This open cluster is around 445 light years away from Earth and counts around 1000 of stars. Together with cluster Hiades creates on the sky asterizm called “Golden Gate of the Ecliptic’. Blue characteristic structures are reflections nebulas reflecting blue lights from the brightest stars. This photograph was stitched from a few panel was gives around 200 megapixels raw photograph which guarantee the best quality of the print even on the very large size.
Artist: Bartosz Wojczyński. Astronomy lover with over ten years of experience in the field of astrophotography. Winner of many prestigious awards, incl. Astrobin Image of the Day and NASA APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). Organizer of astrophotographic expeditions to the darkest places on our planet. Bartosz appreciates versatility and diversity – his photographic output includes both deep sky photos, extreme close-ups of the moon, and astroscapes that show the beauty of outer space in a wide field. On a daily basis he works as a specialist in image processing and 3D graphics.