Robin Durant (Adur Astronomical Society) sent us this image of the Pleiades or M45 taken using his 4 inch refractor and a Canon 450D digital SLR.   We are delighted to showcase this wonderful image.  Not only does it show Robin’s talent, it also demonstrates beautifully what is achievable under a clear sky (not that we are seeing many of those this winter.

Robin captured this image as with 20 exposures of ten minutes.   You can see a full-sized image by clicking on the image below


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