This is my first sketch presented on ASOD.
Last night I got a clear sky and I started off by looking at one of my favorite objects: M45. The sky was very clear and I was surprised to see a small hint of nebulosity near Merope but it was really faint, almost invisible.
The Seven Sisters plus ofc Atlas and Pleione were shining with a bright light which I tried to mark on my sketch.
I used a 150/1200 Dob , 25mm Plossl Eyepiece, x48 mag (I spread the sketch in two fields, in order to get all the detail.)
Object Name : Messier 45, Pleiades
Object Type : open star cluster
Location : Marosvásárhely, Romania.
Date : 2012.01.21.
Media : graphite pencil on white paper – digitally inverted and enchanced (Autodesk SketchBook).