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Contains:  The star Alcyone (τTau), The star 72Tau, The star υTau, The star κ2Tau, The star κ1Tau, The star χTau, The star φTau
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Taurus Molecular Cloud (TMC), 


            Björn Hoffmann
Taurus Molecular Cloud (TMC)

Taurus Molecular Cloud (TMC)

Technical card

Resolution: 2000x1328

Dates:Feb. 5, 2018

Frames: 115x30" ISO800 bin 2x2

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 20.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 71.34%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean FWHM: 4.50

Temperature: -3.00 job: 1920563

RA center: 68.896 degrees

DEC center: 24.789 degrees

Pixel scale: 16.864 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 346.319 degrees

Field radius: 5.623 degrees


This is a preliminary version!

After unbelievably long 3 months, I finally had some clear sky again! I wanted to take at least 3 hours of this target, but after one hour CS was gone again..



Björn Hoffmann
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


Taurus Molecular Cloud (TMC), 


            Björn Hoffmann