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M45 The Pleiades, 





    
        

            PixelSkies

M45 The Pleiades

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I came 2nd Place in the Kielder Observatory astrophotography Competition :) with this image www.kielderobservatory.org/uk-astronomy-

Here's my version of M45 after dodging the cloud on various night I was able to catch 34 x 600 secs in Lum = 5 Hrs 40 mins and 12 x 300 secs in RGB for each channel = 3Hrs. Big thanks to Olly penrice at www.sunstarfrance.com/ after spending a week with Olly and Learning various processing techniques in Photoshop and seeing the excellent dark skies.

Optics: Takahashi Baby Q FSQ-85ED F5.3

Camera: Xpress Trius SX-694 Mono Cooled to -15C

Image Scale: 2.08 Arcsec

Guiding: OAG, Lodestar X2

Filters: Baader Lum,Red,Green,Blue

Mount: Skywatcher AZ EQ6-GT EQ & Alt-Az Mount connected to the Sky X and Eqmod via HitecAstro EQDIR adapter

Image Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro

Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight

Processing: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CC

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nightcasper
PixelSkies
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M45 The Pleiades, 





    
        

            PixelSkies