Pleiades

M45: The Pleiades (open cluster) Considered one of the greatest open clusters in the northern sky, it was called the "seven sisters" by ancient mariners because of its seven brightest stars arranged in a dipper shape. The total number of stars associated with this cluster numbers about 500 and covers an area of sky about four times the size of the full moon.

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