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Contains:  IC 353, Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star 32Tau, 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 wide field feat. Comet C/2015 ER61 Panstarrs, 





    
        

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M45 wide field feat. Comet C/2015 ER61 Panstarrs

M45 wide field feat. Comet C/2015 ER61 Panstarrs

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Nikkor 180mm Ai-S ED f/2.8

Imaging camera:Nikon D5300

Mount:iOptron SmartEQ Pro

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 30mm Ultra-Mini Guide Scope

Guiding camera:ASI290MM

Software:AstroTortillaBackyard NikonPixInsightSharpCap v3

Resolution: 5986x3961

Dates:Aug. 19, 2017

Frames: 60x120" ISO400

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.91%

Astrometry.net job: 1798914

RA center: 56.617 degrees

DEC center: 24.117 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.471 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.860 degrees

Field radius: 4.457 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

A faint Comet C/2015 ER61 Panstarrs is visible just to the bottom right of the Pleiades open cluster. I did not know it was there and didn't notice until I had my subs stacked. A nice surprise!

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This version is by Casey Robbins on the same data set. Showing a lot more of the surrounding dust!

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M45 wide field feat. Comet C/2015 ER61 Panstarrs, 





    
        

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