Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Maia nebula  ·  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  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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The Pleiades

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PHD guiding  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector


Dates:Feb. 15, 2012Feb. 16, 2012Feb. 20, 2012Feb. 22, 2012

Frames: 90x210" (5h 15') ISO400

Integration: 5h 15'

Darks: 12

Flats: 15

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 18.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.57%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 18.98

Mean FWHM: 5.12


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 135540

RA center: 3h 46' 54"

DEC center: +24° 6' 39"

Pixel scale: 4.896 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.280 degrees

Field radius: 1.046 degrees


Resolution: 1280x853

Description

The Pleiades also known as Seven Sisters, Seven Goats or simply M45, is one of the most famous astronomical objects: appears on ancient writings of several cultures as Persian, Chinese, Maya, Aztec, Greek, Indian, etc., is the "star of stars" in the Babylonian Star Catalogue, appears into the Odyssey, the Iliad, the Bible, and has your own car mark: "Subaru", Pleiades in Japanese.

Is the star cluster nearest to Earth and the most obvious at naked eye. It consists on very brilliant and young blue stars, still wrapped by a nebulous robe from wich were formed recently and blue lighted by them.

The names of seven stars most brilliants, from high to low brightness, are: Alcyone, Atlas, Elektra, Maia, Merope, Taygeta and Pleione.

More info in the Blog  Cometografia.es

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