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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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Rik ter Horst Lynx 290mm F/2.5

Imaging camera: Central DS Astro 6D

Mount: Gemini G41

Guiding telescope or lens: Teleskop Service 8x50 finder

Software: PixInsight

Accessory: LACERTA MGEN Autoguider, V 2.21

Resolution: 5496x3670

Dates: Sept. 7, 2016

Frames: 12x300"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.53% job: 1861852

RA center: 56.859 degrees

DEC center: 24.119 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.844 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.889 degrees

Field radius: 1.692 degrees

Locations: Burlage Garten, Burlage, Germany


12 x 5 minutes Astro-6D @800 ISO



Albert van Duin

Sky plot

Sky plot


M45 OSC, 


        Albert van Duin