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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 Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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M45 Pleiades mosaic, 


M45 Pleiades mosaic

M45 Pleiades mosaic

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Skywatcher 200/1000 Newton

Imaging camera:Canon 1000D defiltered

Mount:Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 50mm Guidescope

Guiding camera:i-Nova PLB-C2

Software:PixInsightAstrophotography Tool (APT)PHD2

Filter:Baader UHC-S

Accessory:Baader MPCC mark III

Resolution: 3736x4465

Dates:Nov. 15, 2017

Frames:Baader UHC-S: 103x300" ISO800 10C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.6 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~6

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 26.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00 job: 1926094

RA center: 56.742 degrees

DEC center: 24.117 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.162 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.173 degrees

Field radius: 0.940 degrees

Locations: Home, Limoges, France


Second try at a 2-panel mosaic. This was taken over 3 nights this autumn, in light polluted sky. Unfortunately the south panel had less integration time due to clouds and stuff.



License: Attribution Creative Commons

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M45 Pleiades mosaic,