Contains: The star Pleione (28Tau), The star ηTau
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Alcyone nebula in Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi CCA250

Imaging camera: Nikon D810A

Mount: Vixen AXD

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi GT-40

Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Superstar

Resolution: 2048x1766

Dates: Dec. 24, 2016

8x15" ISO200
18x300" ISO800

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.68% job: 1921313

RA center: 56.902 degrees

DEC center: 24.139 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.083 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 315.306 degrees

Field radius: 0.407 degrees


This image is a trimmed Alcyone neighborhood from the whole picture of the Pleiades cluster. To prevent interference with Merope's nebula, I rotated it 45 degrees.



Toshiya Arai

Sky plot

Sky plot


Alcyone nebula in Pleiades, 


        Toshiya Arai