Star Cluster Pleiades Seven Sisters
The Vault - Jennifer Rondinelli Reilly
Photograph - Photograph - Digital Art
I have given this high resolution deep space Hubble photograph a special fine art treatment that will bring you maximum image quality. Enjoy this beautiful universe image in your home or office.
The brilliant stars seen in this image are members of the popular open star cluster known as the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters. The Hubble Space Telescope's Fine Guidance Sensors refined the distance to the Pleiades at about 440 light-years. The Fine Guidance Sensors are at the periphery of Hubble's field-of-view. They trace a circumference that is approximately the angular size of the Moon on the sky. They are overlaid on this image to give a scale to Hubble's very narrow view on the heavens.
April 4th, 2014
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