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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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Messier 45 - The Pleiades, 


            Fabian Rodriguez...
Messier 45 - The Pleiades
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Messier 45 - The Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GTF 81 APO

Imaging cameras: QHY9 mono

Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GoTo

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: SBIG ST-i

Software: Maxim DL  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  Photoshop  ·  The SkyX Pro

Filters: QHY UV/IR Lum  ·  QHY B  ·  QHY R  ·  QHY G

Dates:Nov. 18, 2017

QHY B: 5x600" bin 1x1
QHY G: 5x600" bin 1x1
QHY R: 5x600" bin 1x1
QHY UV/IR Lum: 16x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%

Basic astrometry details job: 1844417

RA center: 3h 46' 34"

DEC center: +24° 9' 54"

Pixel scale: 3.729 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.886 degrees

Field radius: 1.160 degrees

Resolution: 1800x1333

Locations: GDC Observatory, Gingin, WA, Australia


The Pleiades or the Seven Sisters or Messier 45, with this beautiful open cluster in the constellation Taurus at around 445 ly from Earth, I re-meet my QHY9 camera. This image has been taken from Gingin with my William Optics GTF-81 refractor with the following filters: Lum 16x300" + RGB 5x600", for a total of 3.8 hours exposure time. This is also my first image pre-process in PixInsight. Thanks to Terry Hancock. Hope you like it.



Fabian Rodriguez...
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Messier 45 - The Pleiades, 


            Fabian Rodriguez...