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Messier 45 (Pleiades) - Open Cluster

Messier 45 is a Open Cluster in the Taurus constellation. Messier 45 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Messier 45
Open Cluster
Taurus
  • Messier 45 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 59° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 1.2, Messier 45 is visible to the naked eye, easy under dark skyes, might be difficult from heavily light pollyuted areas.
Available Resources for Messier 45 (Pleiades) - Open Cluster

Photometric information of Messier 45

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 45 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

1.2

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of Messier 45

The following table reports Messier 45 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 45 is a visual representation of it.
150 arcmin
150 arcmin
90°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 45

The image below is a photograph of Messier 45 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 5x5 degrees (300x300 arcmins).

Image of Messier 45 (Pleiades) - Open Cluster star
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DSS2 image of Messier 45 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (150 arcmin) and minor (150 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 45

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 45 are provided in the following table:

03h 47m 29s
+24° 06’ 19”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 45 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 45 (Pleiades) - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 45 (Pleiades) - Open Cluster.

Finder chart Messier 45 (Pleiades) - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 45 (Pleiades) - Open Cluster.

Rise ans set times of Messier 45 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 45 (Pleiades) - Open Cluster rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.9°
Max altitude: 62.6°
Azimuth: 294.1°
Messier 45 (Pleiades) - Open Cluster is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom