2003/1/30 21:27 EST. From Wagman observatory, Pittsburgh. Hazy weather, moderate light pollution. Imaged with Jaegers 5"/f5 wide field refractor, scopetronix 18mm eyepiece/adaptor, Nikon coolpix 995 camera, 23.8 seconds, F2.6, f8.2mm, ISO 800, noise reduction on. The frame is about 1 degree 23' x 1 degree. North is up, west at right.
Pleiades (M45) rose with Jupiter (below) and Saturn (right) in the early morning. The '>' shape of Taurus is also visible just above the horizon. From NEWO, Pittsburgh. 2000/7/8 4:10 EDT. 50mm/f1.8, 25 seconds exposure on tripod. Kodak 400 negative film.
Taken directly with a camcorder. This negative image shows the seven brighter stars ("seven sisters") of the Pleiades. There are numerous fainter stars in the Pleiades, but they are below the sensitivity of the camcorder and didn't show up in this image. The distance between
the two far most stars is about 1 degree.