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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Maia nebula, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, The star 18Tau, The star Atlas (27Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Merope (23Tau), The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star ηTau
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M45 and spikes, 



    
        

            Michael_Xyntaris
M45 and spikes
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M45 and spikes

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Equinox 80ED

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i

Mounts: Celestron CG5-ASGT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron C6XLT

Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  Neat Image  ·  photoshop


Dates:July 23, 2011Aug. 29, 2011

Frames:
30x180" ISO800
4x300" ISO800
3x600" ISO800

Integration: 2.3 hours

Darks: ~17

Flats: ~63

Avg. Moon age: 11.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.75%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 115101

RA center: 3h 46' 30"

DEC center: +24° 14' 20"

Pixel scale: 5.641 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.355 degrees

Field radius: 1.446 degrees


Resolution: 1600x921

Description

Alternative elaboration of my 2011 M45 with artificial spikes

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Michael_Xyntaris
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M45 and spikes, 



    
        

            Michael_Xyntaris