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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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M45 - Lum Only, 


            Jim Coughlan
M45 - Lum Only

M45 - Lum Only

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ106EDX IV

Imaging camera:Atik 16200 Mono

Mount:Skywatcher EQ8 Pro

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ106EDX IV

Guiding camera:Lodestar OAG

Software:Cartes du Ciel CdCFocusmax4MaxIm DL 6.13Photoshop CS 3 PSCS3E


Resolution: 3843x3284

Frames: 30x600"

Integration: 5.0 hours job: 1863295

RA center: 56.587 degrees

DEC center: 23.966 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.329 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.891 degrees

Field radius: 1.636 degrees

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)

Sky plot

Sky plot


M45 - Lum Only, 


            Jim Coughlan