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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Quick M45, 


        Dan Pelzel
Quick M45

Quick M45

Technical card

Resolution: 4230x3046

Dates: Oct. 8, 2018

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 33x180" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 34x180" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-series Gen 2: 34x180" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.0 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 28.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.56%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 9.00 job: 2302013

RA center: 56.967 degrees

DEC center: 24.165 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.025 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 260.753 degrees

Field radius: 1.466 degrees

Data source: Backyard


I decided to shoot this just for something to do. I had big plans for shooting M31 at a star party, but family obligations and weather ruined my plans.
I think I'll add more to this. I also had some issues with my green flats so I need to recalibrate that.
I used all the lights as a Lum, then RGB. It's pretty noisy but I am pleasantly surprised how much of the faint IFN I was able to get.



Dan Pelzel
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Quick M45, 


        Dan Pelzel

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