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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Pleiades, 




    

        dkamen
Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 3528x3450

Dates: Oct. 5, 2018Oct. 8, 2018

Frames:
47x30" ISO400
19x40" ISO400
33x30" ISO800

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.89%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 20.00

Astrometry.net job: 2303625

RA center: 56.914 degrees

DEC center: 24.159 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.049 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 74.216 degrees

Field radius: 2.090 degrees

Locations: Home, Athens, Attiki, Greece

Data source: Backyard

Description

Last Friday and Monday were the only two nights with relatively clear sky (more than 80% humidity though) so I imaged the Pleiades, a relatively easy target under such conditions.

This is yet another experiment where I didn't use flats at all (I am never using darks or offsets at such short exposures/low ISOs anyway), relying instead on the raw converter (Rawtherapee) to correct light fall-off.

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