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Messier Catalog M45

M45 (NGC 1432) - Pleiades

Messier M45 (NGC 1432), also known as the Pleiades, is a open cluster located in the constellation Taurus, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M45 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 1.4*, and can be viewed with naked eye. It is 110' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Pleiades
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 1432
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 1.4
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye
      1. Size:
      2. 110'
      1. RA:
      2. 3h 47.0m
      1. Dec:
      2. 24 07'
      1. Season:
      2. winter
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Orion Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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