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Contains:  IC 353, 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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            Jim Knapp
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet

Imaging cameras: Canon XSi, Baader modified

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding cameras: Phillips SPC900NC

Software: DeepSky Stacker  ·  Adobe Photoshop 5 CS  ·  BackyardEOS v3 deluxe  ·  PhD 2.3.1c

Filters: Baader 2" Moon and Skyglow Filter

Dates:Nov. 11, 2014

Frames: 50x300"

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 78.40%

Basic astrometry details job: 436186

RA center: 3h 47' 8"

DEC center: +24° 9' 21"

Pixel scale: 3.373 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 175.582 degrees

Field radius: 1.800 degrees

Resolution: 3202x2124

Locations: home, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Backyard


M45 imaged with my AT65EDQ and Canon XSi, using a Baader Moon & Skylight filter and two thin lines mounted in front of the objective to induce diffraction spikes.



Jim Knapp
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            Jim Knapp