M45: Pleiades cluster photographed by Spitzer Space Telescope

[M45, SST]

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Stauffer (SSC/Caltech)

Astronomers have used the Spitzer Space Telescope to
create this false-color IR image of the Pleiades Star Cluster, M45. This image is made up of data taken by Spitzer’s multiband imaging photometer and its infrared array camera. Light with a wavelength of 4.5 microns is blue; light of 8 microns is green; and light of 24 microns is red.

Spitzer Space Telescope Press Release:

SEDS M45 page:


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