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Contains:  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
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Pleiades, 



    
        

            Stacy Spear
Pleiades
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Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT72ED

Imaging camera:Canon 7D

Mount:Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

Guiding telescope or lens:CELESTRON C11

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI 120MC

Software:Backyard EOSPixInsight 1.8 PixInsight version 1.8


Dates:Nov. 21, 2016

Frames:
33x30" ISO400
96x300" ISO400

Integration: 8.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.75%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1369866

RA center: 3h 46' 54"

DEC center: +24° 10' 4"

Pixel scale: 2.981 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.370 degrees

Field radius: 1.471 degrees


Resolution: 2798x2191

Description

WIP on M45, the Pleiades. Weather forecasts have been off but I had thought that tonight was the last night gathering data for this target. But, two more night remaining. I want to have at least seven hours of data but 10-12 is my desired goal.

Comments

Author

darkstar3d
Stacy Spear
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons
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Revisions

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    Original
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    B
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    C
  • Final
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    D

B

Description: I'm still not pleased with this altogether. I added more 5 min frames and some 30-second frames for a total of 8 hrs 17 mins. I think the *problem* between where I am and where I want to be is my processing skill. :) Not finally cropped, still a WIP.

C

Description: Increased some of the dust and dark structure enhancement script ran on it. I also tweaked the overall contrast. It is more striking certainly but I am not sure of the overall goodness. lol

D

Description: Perhaps too blue. Hope you like it!

Sky plot

Sky plot

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Pleiades, 



    
        

            Stacy Spear