Melotte 25  -  Hyades

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Object identification (4.6MB)

Object data

Object type: Open star cluster
Size: 330'
Magnitude: 0.5 mag
Constellation: Tau
Distance: 150 Ly
Notes: Because of the small distance of Melotte 25, the apparent diameter of this open cluster is very big (5.5deg). Behind the Hyades one can find much dust.

Exposure data

Date: 2018-11-30
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G @ f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS 6D (ISO800)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 31x5min
Exposure time total: 2h 35min