This open cluster of very bright, young stars is one of the best known objects in the night sky. It is significant in the mythology of many cultures, and therefore is known by many names. Yes, the Japanese automobile manufacturer takes its name and logo from the Japanese name for the cluster, Subaru.
M45 is only about 400 light years from Earth –
Scope: AT111EDT at f/5.6
Camera: QSI 583 at –
Exposure: 10 x 120s L, 10 x 240s L, 10 x 240s RGB (3 hrs total)