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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 (Morocco - Atlas Mountains), 


            Paul Muskee
M 45 (Morocco - Atlas Mountains)

M 45 (Morocco - Atlas Mountains)

Technical card

Resolution: 4518x3506

Dates:Dec. 14, 2018

Frames: 142x200"

Integration: 7.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 40.72% job: 2420691

RA center: 56.695 degrees

DEC center: 24.114 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.038 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 268.227 degrees

Field radius: 1.619 degrees

Locations: Atlas Mountains, Tagherat Anekrim, Agadir-Ida-Ou Tanane Province, Morocco

Data source: Traveller


Normally I do not do the same object multiple times in a row, except when there are some excellent conditions like here in the Atlas Mountains. Objects like M 31 and of course M 45 really deserves to be done from those excellent conditions, so here is M 45 with excellent conditions. Allot of faint nebula around the object came in view which I like allot.

With many thanks to Hans Hoogkamer for providing me with this opportunity in general, providing the material, providing a stay and much more! Also thanks to Janina Martynaityte and her mother for providing the good care during my stay in Maroc. Could not have done this without them!



Paul Muskee
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M 45 (Morocco - Atlas Mountains), 


            Paul Muskee