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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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M 45 , 


            Thomas Westphal
M 45
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M 45

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA10N-OK3 10" f/3.6 Newtonian Astrograph

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G3-16200

Mounts: ASA Astrosysteme DDM 60 Pro

Focal reducers: ASA Wynne 3" Corrector 0.95x

Software: stellarium 0.12.4  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool  ·  DC-3 Dreams PinPoint Astrometric Engine  ·  ASA Autoslew, Sequence, MLTP  ·  PixInsight, Photoshop, Deep Sky Stacker, Stellarium, Autoslew, Sequence, Maxim DL5, PinPoint

Filters: Baader Planetarium LRGB 50.4 mm

Accessory: Moravian Instrument External Filter Wheel 7 x 50mm

Dates:Nov. 27, 2016

Frames: 143x120"

Integration: 4.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.61%

Basic astrometry details job: 1354363

RA center: 3h 47' 12"

DEC center: +24° 7' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.359 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.467 degrees

Field radius: 0.990 degrees

Resolution: 4147x3205

Locations: OL Sternwarte / OL observatory, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany


M45 - die Plejaden im Sternbild Stier, aufgenommen im November 2016
M45 - the Pleiades - shot in Nov. 2016

Aufnahmeort / location: Oldenburg

Aufnahmedaten / exposure data:

L => 26x120 sec. bin 1x1
R => 41x120 sec. bin 1x1
G => 36x120 sec. bin 1x1
B => 38x120 sec. bin 1x1



Thomas Westphal
License: Attribution-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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M 45 , 


            Thomas Westphal