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M45 the Pleiades, 



    
        

            RonAdams
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M45 the Pleiades

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M45 the Pleiades, 



    
        

            RonAdams
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M45 the Pleiades

Equipment

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 21, 2016
Frames:
60×60(1h)
Integration:
1h
Avg. Moon age:
22.52 days
Avg. Moon phase:
46.04%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1380180

RA center: 03h46m43s.2

DEC center: +24°1344

Pixel scale: 1.556 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 117.061 degrees

Field radius: 1.015 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1222

File size: 945.8 KB

Description

My benchmark for the way this object should look has always been the amazing photos I see

on the internet and in astronomy magazines. In almost all of those photos the object is shown

in shades of blue. Therefore when processing my images I've tried to mimic this. However

with this image I decided to just perform minimal post processing and pretty much leave the

color of the object the way it looks when it is processed by just the dslr camera. The Orion

8 Inch Newtonian Astrograph does really great at capturing color so for this image I decided

I would just trust what my scope and camera captured and leave it at that.

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M45 the Pleiades, 



    
        

            RonAdams