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Constellation Taurus
Right ascension 3h 47m 24s
Declination +24° 07′ 00″
Distance 444 ly on average (136.2±1.2 pc
Apparent magnitude (V) 1.6

(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.

DAY:Friday   DATE:21/1/16   TIME:20:30 
SCOPE:Dob 10px Sky- Watcher F.L.1200/f4.7 
EYEPIECE:T/S 30mm plossl  F.O.V. 68° 2 inches 


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