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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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M 45 - Pleiades, 


            Thomas Hellwing

M 45 - Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 2948x2231

Dates:Dec. 9, 2016

Frames: 79x300"

Integration: 6.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 73.06% job: 2412403

Locations: Gartensternwarte, Weeze, NRW, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 120/840 f7 APO
Corrector: Skywatcher Flattener
Mount: Losmandy G11
Camera: Atik 383l+ mono ccd
Filter wheel: ATIK EFW2
Filters: Baader LRGB 1.25“
Guiding: Finderscope 60mm with ZWO ASI 174MM
R: 13x300s.
G: 13x300s.
B: 13x300s.
L: 40x300s.
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Total exp. time: 6h35min.
Software: Pixinsight, Photoshop, APT



Thomas Hellwing
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M 45 - Pleiades, 


            Thomas Hellwing
  • Final
    M 45 - Pleiades, 


            Thomas Hellwing


Just reduced the green channel a bit with SCNR in Pixinsight.


M 45 - Pleiades, 


            Thomas Hellwing