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Contains:  IC 353, 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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Plejades in the Dust, 


Plejades in the Dust

Plejades in the Dust

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:TS Optics APO65Q

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 1000Da

Mount:Vixen GP DX

Guiding telescope or lens:8x50 Finder with Lacerta MGEN Autoguider

Software:Photoshop CS5FitsworkTheli

Resolution: 1300x867

Dates:Sept. 16, 2012

Frames: 11x960" ISO800

Integration: 2.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.21% job: 91223

RA center: 57.018 degrees

DEC center: 24.401 degrees

Pixel scale: 8.239 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -56.725 degrees

Field radius: 1.787 degrees

Locations: Almberg, Mitterfirmiansreuth, Germany


The Plejades behind the faint nebulosity of the galactic cirrus (IFN)
Processed with Theli (stacking, color calibration), Fitswork (LRGB combine, 32 -> 16bit), Adobe Camera Raw (denoise, lightly sharpening), Photoshop (levels, curves, saturation, enhance details, HLVG)



License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Plejades in the Dust,