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Contains:  Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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The Seven Sisters - M45 (Pleiades), 


            Alessio Vaccaro
The Seven Sisters - M45 (Pleiades)

The Seven Sisters - M45 (Pleiades)

Technical card

Resolution: 5184x3456

Dates:Nov. 1, 2016

Frames: 41x360" ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 4.1 hours

Darks: ~27

Flats: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 1.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00 job: 1500588

RA center: 56.761 degrees

DEC center: 24.137 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.838 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.391 degrees

Field radius: 1.590 degrees

Locations: Pizzo Sant'Angelo, Gratteri, Palermo, Italy


The Seven Sisters don't need explanations.

Alessio Vaccaro - BlueJourney Team

Location: Pizzo Sant'Angelo, Sicily (IT) - 900 m s.l.m.
Canon EOS 60D - TS APO 80/480 w/ FF - Skywatcher HEQ5 - QHY5L-II-M

SUB: 41x360'' - DARK: 27x360'' - FLAT: 20x
Total integration: 4,1 hours



Alessio Vaccaro
License: None (All rights reserved)

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The Seven Sisters - M45 (Pleiades), 


            Alessio Vaccaro