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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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The Pleiades, 


The Pleiades

The Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 4368x3296

Dates:Nov. 16, 2017

ZWO New B 1.25": 14x300" (gain: 340.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO New G 1.25": 12x300" (gain: 340.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO New L 1.25": 30x120" (gain: 300.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO New R 1.25": 9x300" (gain: 340.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.77% job: 2380297

RA center: 3h 46' 53"

DEC center: +24° 8' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.847 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 7.403 degrees

Field radius: 1.403

Locations: The Outhouse Observatory, Holly Springs, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard


This one is always a difficult one for me to catch due to the incredible amount of light pollution at home, exacerbated by the typical high-humidity of the Southeast states of the US. This makes these thin, delicate wisps of reflection in the Merope nebula incredibly arduous to bring out to any great detail. At least magnitude 17.8 UGC2838 can be seen in this iteration. All that can be done here is to add to it every year. So, after every imaging season (September - April) this will only grow in quality.



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