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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  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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The Pleiades, 


The Pleiades
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The Pleiades

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 80 ED TRIPLET F/6 APO

Imaging cameras: Nikon D3300 (modified)

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Software: PixInsight  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.6

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1

Accessory: Explore Scientific 2" Field Flattener

Dates:Nov. 19, 2017

Frames:Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1: 297x60" ISO1600

Integration: 5.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 0.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.95%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: 4.44

Basic astrometry details job: 1825109

RA center: 3h 46' 15"

DEC center: +24° 11' 2"

Pixel scale: 1.634 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 330.940 degrees

Field radius: 1.451 degrees

Resolution: 5229x3681

Locations: Backyard, Dacula, GA, United States


Just my annual Pleiades shot... gets better each year.



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The Pleiades,