Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  IC 353  ·  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
M45 with Nebulosity, 



    
        

            Jan Curtis
M45 with Nebulosity
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M45 with Nebulosity

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon NIKKOR 180 F2,8 AIS ED

Imaging cameras: Nikon d7100

Mounts: ORION Sirius EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Nikon NIKKOR 180 F2,8 AIS ED

Software: Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  Photoshop CS 6 Adobe  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight


Dates:Sept. 10, 2015Sept. 15, 2015Sept. 26, 2016Sept. 27, 2016Sept. 28, 2016

Frames:
17x180" (51') ISO1000
37x100" (1h 1' 40") ISO1600
21x120" (42') ISO1600
91x92" (2h 19' 32") ISO1600
9x120" (18') ISO2500
82x120" (2h 44') ISO3200
10x120" (20') ISO800

Integration: 8h 16' 12"

Avg. Moon age: 21.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.67%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 7.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1258808

RA center: 03h44m49s.4

DEC center: +24°2439

Pixel scale: 4.475 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.017 degrees

Field radius: 3.956 degrees


Resolution: 620x397

Locations: Home observatory, Cheyenne, WY (elevation: 6014'), United States

Description

Well after months with smoke, clouds, and moonlight, hurray, perfect sky conditions!!!

Version B added 17 more longer subs.

Version C added 82 high iso subs to complete this image.

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M45 with Nebulosity, 



    
        

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