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Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula, IC 349, Maia Nebula, Merope Nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, The star 18Tau, 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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M45 Pleiades, 


M45 Pleiades
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M45 Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 200mm 2.8 L II USM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Software: Adobe Lightroom  ·  Astro Photography Tool Astro Photography Tool

Filters: Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip

Dates:Nov. 8, 2015

Frames:Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip: 45x90" ISO1600

Integration: 1.1 hours

Darks: ~16

Bias: ~24

Avg. Moon age: 26.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.38%

Basic astrometry details job: 3465034

RA center: 3h 46' 39"

DEC center: +24° 5' 31"

Pixel scale: 4.571 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 47.449 degrees

Field radius: 2.562 degrees

Resolution: 3387x2193

Locations: Derendingen 454m, Solothurn, SO, Switzerland


Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5

Image C re-processed with PixInsight
Image E stacked and processed with PixInsight


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