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Contains:  IC 360, California nebula, NGC 1499, IC 353, Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star υTau, The star κ1Tau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star 5Tau, The star ξPer, The star οPer, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star Atik (ζPer), The star ηTau, Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)
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Messier 45 Pleiades 01.11.15, 


            Rich Bamford
Messier 45 Pleiades 01.11.15

Messier 45 Pleiades 01.11.15

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon 18-55mm lens

Imaging camera:CANON 700D

Mount:SkyWatcher Star Adventurer


Resolution: 10364x7364

Dates:Nov. 1, 2015

Frames: 33x120" ISO400

Integration: 1.1 hours

Darks: ~5

Flats: ~1

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 20.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.18% job: 834193

RA center: 57.581 degrees

DEC center: 24.828 degrees

Pixel scale: 8.303 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 138.468 degrees

Field radius: 14.667 degrees

Locations: Home, Grantham, United Kingdom


Wide field of M45 using Canon 700D and cheapo 18-55 kit lens.
Experimented with an hours worth of 120s subs to see what nebulosity could be brought out but in the end the light pollution masked it. May try again one day with IDAS filter on front.



Rich Bamford
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Messier 45 Pleiades 01.11.15, 


            Rich Bamford