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 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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M45 DSLR, 





    
        

            Joostie
M45 DSLR

M45 DSLR

Technical card

Resolution: 3868x2567

Dates: Sept. 11, 2018

Frames: Optolong L-Pro 2" Nikon T-Ring: 30x300" ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~6

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 1.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 20.50

Mean FWHM: 3.00

Temperature: 15.00

Astrometry.net job: 2255488

RA center: 56.877 degrees

DEC center: 24.177 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.716 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 202.691 degrees

Field radius: 1.751 degrees

Locations: Meldert @Home, Hoegaarden, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium

Data source: Backyard

Description

Classic Pleiades M45

I imaged this after SH-129 was coming too low on the horizon, and with a few hours left before down and comet Giacobini. I was lucky and got 30 good lights of 5 minutes exposure.

Happy also to find the edge-on spiral UGC 2838 in the frame, a magnitude 16 galaxy of 0,8x0,1 arcminutes at a distance of 280 million lightyears.

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M45 DSLR, 





    
        

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