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Contains:  IC 353, 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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M45 (for my Mum) UPDATED VERSION, 





    
        

            Andys Astro
M45 (for my Mum) UPDATED VERSION

M45 (for my Mum) UPDATED VERSION

Technical card

Resolution: 3186x2255

Dates:Oct. 20, 2017

Frames: 42x600"

Integration: 7.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.52%

Astrometry.net job: 2098078

RA center: 57.253 degrees

DEC center: 24.481 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.294 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 29.241 degrees

Field radius: 1.786 degrees

Locations: Nhill Dark sky site, Nhill, Victoria, Australia

Description

When I was a little tacker about 8 or 9 y/o, I enjoyed looking out at the stars from my bedroom window.

One night my Mum joined me, and I remember her pointing out the Pleiades and telling me the story about how big bad ol' Orion would never catch those ladies.

I always liked that story and this has always been my favourite constellation. Sadly, Mum passed away peacefully a few weeks back, after a fine innings at 93, so this one's for her.

Taken under dark skies at VicSouth, near Nhill in far west Vic.

Not the easiest of nights chasing PA & Balance issues, so only managed 4 hours on this between 1-5am.

Probably needs double that and LRGB is not my usual deal, so this was a fun processing adventure as well. Still, it's nice to post a new image.

UPDATE: Added 3 hrs data from Rural Victoria, Australia

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Added 3 hrs LUM from a Dark Sky in rural Victoria, Australia.

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A few colour tweaks to remove green airglow at bottom left side.

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Reprocessed for more dust detail & nebulosity.

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