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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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M45, Pleiades, 


            Maurice Toet
M45, Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi Epsilon-180ED

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Mount:Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO CP3

Guiding telescope or lens:Vixen Guidescope 70S

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

Software:Photoshop CCPixInsight

Resolution: 1980x1320

Dates:Oct. 25, 2014

Frames: 14x300" ISO1600

Integration: 1.2 hours

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 1.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.70%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.80 job: 2214293

RA center: 56.742 degrees

DEC center: 24.146 degrees

Pixel scale: 6.035 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.903 degrees

Field radius: 1.995 degrees

Locations: Dark Site, Drenthe, Wateren, Netherlands

Data source: Traveller



Maurice Toet
License: Attribution Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


M45, Pleiades, 


            Maurice Toet