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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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M45 - Lum Only, 


            Jim Coughlan
M45 - Lum Only
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M45 - Lum Only

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106EDX IV

Imaging cameras: Atik 16200 Mono

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ8 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106EDX IV

Guiding cameras: Lodestar OAG

Software: Cartes du Ciel CdC  ·  Focusmax4  ·  MaxIm DL 6.13  ·  Photoshop CS 3 PSCS3E

Accessory: Robofocus

Frames: 30x600"

Integration: 5.0 hours

Basic astrometry details job: 1863295

RA center: 3h 46' 20"

DEC center: +23° 57' 57"

Pixel scale: 2.329 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.891 degrees

Field radius: 1.636 degrees

Resolution: 3843x3284

Locations: Home Observatory, Near Louth, England, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


5 hours of data captured over several nights during Nov and Dec 2017.



Jim Coughlan
License: None (All rights reserved)

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M45 - Lum Only, 


            Jim Coughlan