Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  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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Messier 45's Dusty Neighborhood

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            Damien Cannane
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Messier 45's Dusty Neighborhood

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T6

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Focal reducers: StellarVue 0.8x Reducer/Flattener


Frames: 140x180" (7h) ISO400

Integration: 7h

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~50

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1823679

RA center: 3h 46' 48"

DEC center: +24° 10' 33"

Pixel scale: 4.267 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 305.249 degrees

Field radius: 1.518 degrees


Resolution: 2000x1600

Description

7 hours of data collected over two nights. Easily the most data I've collected on a single target, but I can now appreciate why people collect even more time, though I don't know if I'll be able to collect any more...we tend to have months of cloudy nights here in the winter. I was lucky (and doggedly determined) in getting two consecutive clear, moonless nights. And even luckier to get my neighbors to turn off the sodium vapor light for both nights.

Also, I have a new logo. Might seem silly to some, but I kinda like it

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