Category: pleiades

Pleiades by Francois Quesnel

Pleiades by

Francois Quesnel

The Moon and stars of Taurus (with the Pleia…

The Moon and stars of Taurus (with the Pleiades) and Perseus accompany the spectacular view of Comet Hale-Bopp above the Great Pyramids of Giza in 1997.

Copyright: John Goldsmith via: ESA

As part of an engineering test, NASA’s OSIRIS-…

As part of an engineering test, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured this image of the Earth and Moon using its NavCam1 imager on January 17 from a distance of 39.5 million miles (63.6 million km). When the camera acquired the image, the spacecraft was moving away from home at a speed of 19,000 miles per hour (8.5 kilometers per second).

Earth is the largest, brightest spot in the center of the image, with the smaller, dimmer Moon appearing to the right. Several constellations are also visible in the surrounding space. The bright cluster of stars in the upper left corner is the Pleiades in the Taurus constellation. Hamal, the brightest star in Aries, is located in the upper right corner of the image. The Earth-Moon system is centered in the middle of five stars comprising the head of Cetus the Whale.

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin 

Pleiades open star cluster, M45 by Ed

Pleiades open star cluster, M45

by

Ed

Venus, Mars, Spica and a Meteor Caught;The Ple…

Venus, Mars, Spica and a Meteor Caught;
The Pleiades, Hyades and Orion.

by: Joseph Brimacombe

Crab Nebula (Messier 1) Andromeda Galaxy Horse…

  1. Crab Nebula (Messier 1) 
  2. Andromeda Galaxy 
  3. Horsehead Nebula, Flame Nebula and Alnitak
  4. IC 348 star forming region

  5. NGC 6992 – the Eastern Veil nebula

  6. Pleiades (Messier 45)

Image credit: Peter