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M45 Pleiades and Asteroid 838 Seraphina, 



    
        

            Ginge Anvik
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M45 Pleiades and Asteroid 838 Seraphina, 



    
        

            Ginge Anvik
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Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 19, 2015
Frames:
40×600(6h 40′)
Integration:
6h 40′
Avg. Moon age:
7.63 days
Avg. Moon phase:
52.58%

RA center: 03h46m17s.39

DEC center: +24°1115.2

Pixel scale: 2.227 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -44.120 degrees

Field radius: 1.258 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3268x2424

File size: 5.1 MB

Locations: Bjarkebu Observatory, Ytre Enebakk, Norway

Description

Another one of the on-the-beaten-path-objects that has eluded me for years. The web is abundant with good versions of the Pleiades, and for a good reason. The cluster is absolutely beautiful and the combination of strong stars and faint dust makes for a processing challenge. While I was shooting red and green for this image, the asteroid 838 Seraphina was crossing the field of view, it can be seen as two separate streaks in the lower part of the image, slightly left of the middle and to the right of star 26 Tauri. 838 Seraphina is a main belt asteroide with a visual magnitude of +14,2. It is 60 km in diameter and was approx 15 light minutes away at the time of exposure (1,77 AU), with an orbital periode of 4,93 years. It was discovered in 1916 by Max Wolf.

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M45 Pleiades and Asteroid 838 Seraphina, 



    
        

            Ginge Anvik