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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            Matti Hietanen
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Explorer 150/750PDS

Imaging cameras: Canon 600D

Mounts: HEQ5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS 80/400

Guiding cameras: Lunatico Astronomia QHY5-II

Software: PixInsight  ·  BackyardEOS  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS Extended

Accessory: Baader Coma Corrector MPCC Mark III

Integration: 0.0 hours

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 908024

RA center: 3h 46' 27"

DEC center: +24° 11' 31"

Pixel scale: 1.175 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -145.356 degrees

Field radius: 0.859 degrees

Resolution: 620x446

Locations: Perniö AS, Salo, Southwest Finland, Finland


First light of 2016!
Thought it would be nice to retry the first light of 2015 now that I have better equipment :)


Sky plot

Sky plot




            Matti Hietanen