Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
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
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M45 The Pleiades - Merope - Esprit 80 - ASI1600MM Widefield, 



    
        

            Rowland Archer
M45 The Pleiades - Merope - Esprit 80 - ASI1600MM Widefield
Powered byPixInsight

M45 The Pleiades - Merope - Esprit 80 - ASI1600MM Widefield

Technical card


Dates:Oct. 19, 2017

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 100x60" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [Lum]: 500x10" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 100x60" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 100x60" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.4 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 29.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.09%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1813157

RA center: 3h 46' 48"

DEC center: +24° 9' 21"

Pixel scale: 1.913 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.961 degrees

Field radius: 1.463 degrees


Resolution: 4404x3300

Locations: Home Observatory, Wake Forest, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Grabbed a few frames of M45 with the 400mm focal length Esprit 80. I really like having a wide field option that can handle the full size of most of the common larger objects.

I'd like to get more detail in the Merope nebulosity, may shoot some more this season and see what happens.

Such a BLUE object!

C&C welcome and clear skies.

Comments

Author

Vassar1976
Rowland Archer
License: None (All rights reserved)
1631
Like

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

M45 The Pleiades - Merope - Esprit 80 - ASI1600MM Widefield, 



    
        

            Rowland Archer

In these public groups

ZWO ASI1600MM/QHY163M