M45 - The Pleiades

Also known as the Seven Sisters.  A beautiful naked eye star cluster.

Note:  This image was chosen as Presidents' Choice for Outstanding Achievement for CCD Deep Sky Imaging
at the 14th Annual Regional Meeting of Amateur Astronomers (aka "BobFest")
Note: This image was chosen ATWB Photo of the Day December 3, 2005
Note: This image won 1st Place 2006 Southern Star Astronomical Convention Imaging Contest for category "CCD Deep Sky"

Location:MASP 2005, Robbins, NC
Optics:Orion 80mm ED, 600mm f/7.5
Exposure:18 x 10 min
Camera:SBIG ST-2000XCM
Mount:Losmandy G11