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Contains:  IC 353, Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star τ1Ari, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star τ2Ari, The star ζAri, The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star δAri, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star ηTau
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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) passing M45 (Pleiades), 


Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) passing M45 (Pleiades)

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) passing M45 (Pleiades)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon 70-200 f/4 L IS

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 6D

Mount:AstroTrac TT320X-AG

Accessories:Gitzo GT5541LS TripodAstrotrac TH3010 Head

Resolution: 1920x1282

Dates:Jan. 17, 2015

Frames: 20x120"

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.38% job: 513312

RA center: 53.778 degrees

DEC center: 22.216 degrees

Pixel scale: 23.426 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.128 degrees

Field radius: 7.512 degrees


Unmodified Canon 6D
Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS @ f/4, 135mm
Unguided AstroTrac TT320X-AG
20x 120 second lights (ISO 800)
25x darks
25x bias
Synthetic Flats

Taken on 17th January 2015 on Badger Farm in Lincolnshire at the ELAC meeting.



License: None (All rights reserved)

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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) passing M45 (Pleiades),