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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 Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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M 45, 


            Hermann Mühlichen
M 45

M 45

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Explore Scientific 152 mm Maksutov Newtonian

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 1000Da

Mount:Skywatcher NEQ 6 PRO

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN 2

Software:Deep Sky StackerPhotoshop CS 2

Resolution: 3595x2400

Dates:Nov. 23, 2014

Frames: 15x300" ISO800

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.16%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 421760

RA center: 56.778 degrees

DEC center: 23.980 degrees

Orientation: -152.173 degrees

Field radius: 0.957 degrees


First light of M 45



Hermann Mühlichen
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Sky plot

Sky plot


M 45, 


            Hermann Mühlichen