Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  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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Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon AF-S 55-300 DX f4.5-5.6 G ED

Imaging cameras: Nikon D3300


Dates:Sept. 19, 2015

Frames: 28x30" ISO800

Integration: 0.2 hours

Darks: ~9

Flats: ~9

Bias: ~9

Avg. Moon age: 5.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.54%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 862853

RA center: 3h 46' 35"

DEC center: +24° 9' 18"

Pixel scale: 2.713 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 135.045 degrees

Field radius: 1.923 degrees


Resolution: 620x349

Locations: Mont Megantic, Notre-Dame-des-Bois, Québec, Canada

Description

This shot is proof that with an entry level DSLR and a not so expensive kit lens, you can do astrophotography.

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