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 Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau
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The Pleiades - during Soccer match - high light pollution, 



    
        

            Thomas Richter
The Pleiades - during Soccer match - high light pollution
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO 8" f/5 Newton

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Viewfinder 8x50

Guiding cameras: Astrolumina Alccd5L-IIc

Focal reducers: TS Coma corrector 2"

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  DSS, Fitswork, Gimp


Dates:Nov. 2, 2015

Frames:
34x120" ISO400
23x180" ISO400

Integration: 2.3 hours

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 21.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 60.34%

Temperature: 2.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 834503

RA center: 3h 47' 7"

DEC center: +24° 8' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.178 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 164.701 degrees

Field radius: 0.824 degrees


Resolution: 620x412

Locations: Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany

Description

I live near a soccer stadium. Unfortunately, that night was a match :-(
So i had a strong light pollution.
I tried to get best out of it.

Maybe you like it ;-)
Thanks for watching !
Thomas

Object description (wikipedia.org) :
n astronomy, the Pleiades (/ˈplaɪ.ədiːz/ or /ˈpliː.ədiːz/), or Seven Sisters (Messier 45 or M45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky. The celestial entity has several meanings in different cultures and traditions.

The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster (hence the alternative name Maia Nebula after the star Maia), but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium, through which the stars are currently passing. Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades was probably formed from a compact configuration that resembled the Orion Nebula. Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.

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