||The Pleiades are
identified by name in this view, adapted from a Mount Wilson
photo. The stars Pater Atlas and Mater Pleione, in Greek mythology,
are the parents of the sisters.
||This view was captured
by Conrad Jung at Fremont Peak and demonstrates that there are
many more stars in this spectacular cluster than just the Seven
Sisters. Two 15-minute exposures were taken on Kodak Pro 400,
using a 300-mm telephoto lens. The negatives were stacked to
make an interpositive. Then two interpositives were stacked to
make this final image.
||From atop the Spees
Building, Skywalker Carter Roberts snapped this photo looking
down onto the Pleiades Courtyard at Chabot Space & Science
Center on November 17. [Carter's frisky antics are further demonstrated
in his President's Report.] The double
star at center is Alcyone; Merope is at left center; Maia is
to the right of the tree.