Categories: Astrophotos

Astrophoto: Pleiades over Lightning by Jerry Littke

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This photo of the Pleiades over lightning was taken by Jerry Littke in Hillsboro, North Dakota.

“A thunderstorm had just passed through and I went out to try to get some pictures of the impressive lightning. I did not notice the Pleiades until looking at the pictures later.”

Pleiades is an open star cluster located in the constellation of Taurus. This 100 million year-old star cluster is composed of hot blue and extremely luminous stars. Pleiades is also known by the names, Messier 45 and Seven Sisters.

Jerry used a Nikon D300 effective 48 mm with camera specs: 10 second exposure, f3.5, ISO 1000.

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