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 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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M45 The Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Teleskop Service INED70 Apochromatic refractor

Imaging camera: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mount: Skywatcher EQ3

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducer: William Optics P-Flat 3

Software: Pixinsight

Filters: Baader Red 2"Baader L 2''Baader Blue 2"Baader Green 2"

Accessory: QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheel

Resolution: 3052x2259

Dates: Feb. 13, 2017

Baader Blue 2": 5x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Green 2": 5x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 18x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Red 2": 5x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.8 hours

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 17.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.08% job: 1453116

RA center: 56.692 degrees

DEC center: 23.904 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.409 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -68.372 degrees

Field radius: 1.798 degrees

Locations: Nerja, Nerja, Spain




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M45 The Pleiades,