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Contains:  Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau)
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Central portion of M45 - The Pleiades, 


            Michael Feigenbaum
Central portion of M45 - The Pleiades

Central portion of M45 - The Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 5276x3484

Dates:Nov. 7, 2018

Frames: 90x60" -15C

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~48

Flats: ~48

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 29.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.03%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 18.00 job: 2356377

RA center: 56.656 degrees

DEC center: 24.148 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.615 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 262.226 degrees

Field radius: 0.540 degrees

Data source: Backyard


Still trying new things with this ASI183C. This time with shorter exposures in an attempt to reduce bloat and still capture the nebulosity. Maybe this f/4 Newt is too fast for this camera?



Michael Feigenbaum
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


Central portion of M45 - The Pleiades, 


            Michael Feigenbaum

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