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Contains:  IC 353, Maia nebula, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, The star 18Tau, The star Atlas (27Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Merope (23Tau), The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star ηTau
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Plejades in the Dust, 


Plejades in the Dust
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Plejades in the Dust

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Imaging telescopes or lenses:TS Optics APO65Q

Imaging cameras:Canon EOS 1000Da

Mounts:Vixen GP DX

Guiding telescopes or lenses:8x50 Finder with Lacerta MGEN Autoguider

Software:TheliFitsworkPhotoshop CS5

Dates:Sept. 16, 2012

Frames: 11x960" ISO800

Integration: 2.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.21%

Basic astrometry details job: 91223

RA center: 3h 48' 4"

DEC center: +24° 24' 3"

Pixel scale: 8.239 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -56.725 degrees

Field radius: 1.787 degrees

Resolution: 1300x867

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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