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Contains:  Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, 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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Messier 45 - The Pleiades, 


            Fabian Rodriguez...
Messier 45 - The Pleiades

Messier 45 - The Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:William Optics GTF 81 APO

Imaging camera:QHY9 mono

Mount:Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GoTo

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:SBIG ST-i

Software:The SkyX ProPixInsight 1.8 RipleyPhotoshopMaxim DL


Resolution: 1800x1333

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% job: 1844417

RA center: 56.645 degrees

DEC center: 24.165 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.729 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.886 degrees

Field radius: 1.160 degrees

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...