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Contains:  The star ρTau, The star πTau, The star 71Tau, The star δ3Tau, The star θ1Tau, The star δ1Tau, The star γTau, The star εTau, The star θ2Tau, The star Aldebaran (αTau), Part of the constellation Taurus (Tau)
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Melotte 25 - The Hyades, 


            Michael Feigenbaum
Melotte 25 - The Hyades

Melotte 25 - The Hyades

Technical card

Resolution: 3740x5466

Dates:March 25, 2019April 6, 2019

48x120" ISO800
81x60" ISO800

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~41

Flats: ~41

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 10.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2630306

RA center: 67.161 degrees

DEC center: 16.150 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.458 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.860 degrees

Field radius: 4.101 degrees

Locations: Papago Butte, near Maricopa, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard


The Hyades in Taurus widefield. There is some nice nebulosity in this area but I didn't have enough integration time to really bring it out. I shot this with the Nikkor 180m stopped down to f/4 to prevent vignetting.

Definitely one to re-visit next season...

Comments and criticism always appreciated!



Michael Feigenbaum
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Melotte 25 - The Hyades, 


            Michael Feigenbaum