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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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M45 Pleiades / Matariki, 


M45 Pleiades / Matariki

M45 Pleiades / Matariki

Technical card

Resolution: 1570x1411

Dates:Oct. 22, 2019

Frames:Explore Scientific UHC UHC Nebula Filter: 1x300" (gain: 120.00) bin 2x2

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 23.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.09%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Temperature: 9.00 job: 2999102

RA center: 56.720 degrees

DEC center: 23.949 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.404 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 288.939 degrees

Field radius: 0.998 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard


Captured this single shot 5 minute exposure early morning hours before moonrise.



License: None (All rights reserved)

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M45 Pleiades / Matariki,