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Contains:  Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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The Seven Sisters (M45) and two asteroids, 


            Ryan Betts
The Seven Sisters (M45) and two asteroids

The Seven Sisters (M45) and two asteroids

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Stellarvue SV60EDS

Imaging camera:Canon T5 DSLR

Mount:Orion SkyView Pro EQ

Filter:Orion 2" Skyglow Filter

Resolution: 2595x1959

Dates:Oct. 12, 2015

Frames: 160x120"

Integration: 5.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.23% job: 938320

RA center: 3h 46' 39"

DEC center: +24° 9' 54"

Pixel scale: 3.337 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 154.332 degrees

Field radius: 1.507


Combined data from two nights to get 5 hours of total exposure.

The asteroids are 838 Seraphina (near the star, Atlas, and almost obscured by the light) and 517 Edith which is located near the right edge of the image). These two asteroids were near the Pleiades on October 12, 2015.



Ryan Betts
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The Seven Sisters (M45) and two asteroids, 


            Ryan Betts