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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, 


            WJM Observatory
Messier 45

Messier 45

Technical card

Resolution: 1280x847

Dates:Nov. 16, 2017Nov. 23, 2017Nov. 24, 2017Dec. 8, 2017Dec. 9, 2017Dec. 10, 2017Dec. 12, 2017Dec. 20, 2017Jan. 8, 2018Jan. 9, 2018Jan. 12, 2018Jan. 13, 2018

25x15" ISO1600
30x30" ISO1600
155x600" ISO1600

Integration: 26.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.66% job: 1905392

RA center: 3h 46' 59"

DEC center: +24° 6' 54"

Pixel scale: 5.332 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 136.917 degrees

Field radius: 1.137

Locations: William J. Maloney Observatory, Pontotoc, Texas, United States


This is Messier 45 in all its glory. This was shot over a period from November 2017 to January 2018. Tried to take many short exposures and combine them to not blow out the stars. Seems to work pretty darn well.



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Messier 45, 


            WJM Observatory