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 Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106

Imaging camera: Atik 460 EX Mono

Mount: Mesu Optics Mesu-Mount 200

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106

Guiding camera: QHY5L-II-M 5L-II M

Software: PixInsightMain Sequence Software SequenceGeneratorProPHD Lab PhD Guiding 2

Filters: Astrodon LBGR

Accessories: Starlight Xpress SX USB Filter WheelOAG Lacerta

Resolution: 2184x2724

Dates: Nov. 6, 2016

B: 20x180" bin 1x1
G: 20x180" bin 1x1
Astrodon L: 35x120" bin 1x1
R: 25x180" bin 1x1

Integration: 4.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 36.69% job: 1311601

RA center: 56.645 degrees

DEC center: 24.095 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.765 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 133.022 degrees

Field radius: 0.856 degrees

Locations: Bilgebay Observatory, Mugla, Marmaris, Turkey


Version B is for folks who may like a more saturated image.

Pleiades from last night... a quick and dirty processing without darks and flats...

Luminance - 35x 120s
Red - 25x 180s
Green - 20x 180s
Blue - 20x 180s

Total exposure - 4 hours 25 minutes

FSQ106EDXIII @f/5, Atik 460EX, Astrodon LRGB filters and Mesu 200 mount.

Remotely captured with SGP and processed with Pixinsight.





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