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Contains:  IC 353, 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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Pleiades cluster and PanSTARRS c/2015 ER61, 


            Gianni Cerrato
Pleiades cluster and PanSTARRS c/2015 ER61

Pleiades cluster and PanSTARRS c/2015 ER61

Technical card

Resolution: 2000x1332

Dates:Aug. 20, 2017

Frames: 16x90"

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.17% job: 1698660

RA center: 57.083 degrees

DEC center: 24.143 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.880 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 83.392 degrees

Field radius: 1.963 degrees

Locations: Cugn di Goria - Colle di Sampeyre, Sampeyre, CN, Italy


taken from 2400m on italian western alps, Colle di Sampeyre (CN), Italy

Only 20 minutes of total exposure time @1600iso (90 sec each) with Tecnosky 80/480mm apo triplet + 0.8x reducer corrector + Canon EOS 600D uv cut on a Skywatcher HEQ5 and 60/220 + lacerta autoguider
Co-authors: my beloved Valentina Saltarelli and our dear friend Giorgio Ferrari (



Gianni Cerrato
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Pleiades cluster and PanSTARRS c/2015 ER61, 


            Gianni Cerrato