This open star cluster is surrounded by clouds of dust. The dust closest to the bright, young stars reflects their blue color, but the more distant areas are very faint and brown. This wider view of the Pleiades is perhaps not as dramatic as the close-up, but reveals much more of the surrounding dust.
Scope: WO Star71 at f/4.9
Mount: AP Mach1
Exposure: LRGB, 3 hrs 20 mins total