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Observations of object "M45 (Pleiades)":

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster, in Taurus)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Oct 4 04:15:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2031

Last evening, before I went to bed, I observed The Pleiades & Hyades with my 10X50 Binoculars. Most of the Pleiades contain hot blue stars which are still close together since their birth. The older Hyades cluster has more cooler yellow looking stars that are spread more out from each other. The Hyades also have a few binocular doubles within the cluster also. Red Aldeberon is an old dying star that is much closer to us & is not a member of the Hyades Cluster.

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster, in Taurus)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Apr 9 01:00:00 2008 UT   Obs. no.: 1772

This evening my friends Joey Maltese, his wife Cindy and I observed the crescent moon seeming to bump up against the Pleiades Open Star Cluster with my 10X50 binoculars. The crescent moon was lying on its back and was showing a lot of earthshine. Just above the upper left hand side of the moon lay the Pleiades. Seeing these two objects next to each other was very impressive.

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster, in Taurus)
Observer: Jon Yimin (e-mail: jcy123@psu.edu)
Instrument: 8-inch Dobsonian reflector   Location: State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Light pollution: severe   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Sep 4 07:01:00 2005 UT   Obs. no.: 1301

The seven sisters were looking great. Even though I am in the middle of town, the OCL was absolutely beautiful. However I did not see any signs of nebulosity.

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster, in Taurus)
Observer: Emil Neata (e-mail: forvert2000@yahoo.com, web: http://www.astroclubul.org/emilneata)
Instrument: 60-mm refractor   Location: Craiova, Romania
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Jan 25 00:00:00 2005 UT   Obs. no.: 1155

M 45 (Pleiades cluster) - A large number of stars visible in the eyepiece. Best seen with the finder scope.

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster, in Taurus)
Observer: Alan D Forester (e-mail: forester16@earthlink.net)
Instrument: 10-inch equatorial reflector   Location: Sebring, Florida, USA
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Nov 19 01:38:11 2003 UT   Obs. no.: 913

good seeing in Fl this time of year, with the cool fronts coming thru I can see m45 very clearlyUsing the nebulae filter adds to the viewing. tonight I plan to se how many leonoids comr thru!!!!!!!!!

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster, in Taurus)
Observer: BCT (e-mail: torchbct@aol.com)
Instrument: 5.1-inch equatorial reflector   Location: Trinidad, TX, USA
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Dec 10 13:30:00 2001 UT   Obs. no.: 600

My first observation tonight, I observed all main stars and many smaller stars. Very pretty!!! Could not see any of the nebulosity....

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster, in Taurus)
Observer: Mike Pierce (e-mail: xtozaj@webtv.net)
Instrument: 03-inch refractor   Location: Malone, Florida, USA
Light pollution: light   Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Oct 25 05:30:00 1998 UT   Obs. no.: 411

The Pleiades and all the accompaning asterisms within Taurus were great. The luminosity of the "Seven Sisters" was awesome. Especially noteworthy was Eta Tauri. It outshone the other sisters by a least 1/2 magnitude (through binos). The Hyades was also beautiful. Although Taurus is most known for the Pleiades, observers who enjoy open clusters, may like the Hyades for their perfect position as the "horns of the bull!"

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster, in Taurus)
Observer: Joe Muse (e-mail: jmuse@bigfoot.com, web: http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/3185)
Instrument: 16-inch Dobsonian reflector   Location: Roswell, NM, USA
Light pollution: none   Transparency: excellent   Seeing: excellent
Time: Wed Oct 29 14:00:00 1997 UT   Obs. no.: 246

Great

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster, in Taurus)
Observer: John Callender (e-mail: jbc@west.net, web: http://www.west.net/~jbc/)
Instrument: 8-inch Dobsonian reflector   Location: Carpinteria, CA, USA
Light pollution: light   Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Sep 11 09:20:00 1997 UT   Obs. no.: 226

The Pleiades were an almost painfully bright swarm of blue-white stars at 49x, spilling out of the field. I look forward to viewing them with a wider-angle eyepiece to get the full effect of seeing them framed by the relatively dark background.

M45 (Pleiades) (Open Cluster in Taurus)
Observer: John Callender (e-mail: jbc@west.net, web: http://www.west.net/~jbc/)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: Carpinteria, CA, USA
Light pollution: none   Transparency: excellent   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Jan 6 05:40:00 1997 UT   Obs. no.: 11

On my way to looking for M1 I was snared by the binocular view of M45. Such a beautiful field of bright, blue-white jewels, especialy after poring over dim, gray NGC clusters.

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