|Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster?
Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the
can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a
Also known as the Seven Sisters and
the Pleiades is one of the
brightest and closest open clusters.
Hurtling through a cosmic dust cloud a mere 400 light-years away,
or Seven Sisters
star cluster is well-known for its striking blue
This remarkable wide-field (3 degree)
image of the region
shows the famous
star cluster near the center, while
highlighting lesser known dusty
nearby, across an area that would
In this case, the sister stars and
cosmic dust clouds
are not related, they just happen to be passing through
the same region of space.
Credit & Copyright:
Rogelio Bernal Andreo
(Deep Sky Colors)