M 42 / B 33 / NGC 1977 / NGC 2024 / M 78

Compared to amateur telescopes, it is literally a wider look with the 200 [mm], F 2.8 lens at a group of objects in the Bernard’s Loop. However the loop itself is not visible on picture (caught small piece in the lower left corner – red cloud), and the main subject of the photo are objects, like the well known M42 nebula in Orion. Next to left NGC 1977 – The Running Man with his small group of stars.

M42 / B33 / NGC1977 / NGC2024 / - crop

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M45 – Pleiades

The Pleiades also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, are an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the star clusters nearest Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.

The cluster is dominated by hot blue and luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Reflection nebulae around the brightest stars were once thought to be left over material from the formation of the cluster, but are now considered likely to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium through which the stars are currently passing.

Plejady / Pleiades - M45
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