2015-11-01: Four of the 'Seven Sisters' ⬅︎
Who says you can't connect with the stars on rainy days in western Washington? On those days, it is not unusual for the skies to open up for a hour or two and, when they do, we are ready! This astrophoto of four of the Seven Sisters was taken between storms.

The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters, is a very large star cluster in the constellation Taurus, the Bull. Using our large telescope under the dome, we can't view the entire star cluster and so imaged only four of the Seven Sisters.

This image was taken by Star Guides Braden and John. It consists of forty-eight 75 second images. The blue wisps are gigantic clouds of dust and gases known as nebulosity -- the stuff from which stars are born.