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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  16 Tau, 17 Tau, 18 Tau, 19 q Tau, 20 Tau, 21 Tau, 22 Tau, 23 Tau, 24 Tau, 25 eta Tau, 26 Tau, 27 Tau, 28 Tau, Alcyone, Asterope, Atlas, Celaeno, Electra, IC349, M45, Maia, Maia nebula, Merope, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, NGC1435, Pleiades, Pleione, Sterope II, Taygeta, The star 18Tau, The star Atlas (27Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Merope (23Tau), The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star ηTau
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M 45 (Morocco - Atlas Mountains), 


            Paul Muskee
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M 45 (Morocco - Atlas Mountains)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GT81 APO

Imaging cameras: Atik Horizon OSC

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 GuideScope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Focal reducers: William Optics FLAT6A

Software: Ripley PixInsight 1.8  ·  Atik Infinity  ·  PHD2 Guiding Software  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Astro Photography Tool  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  Celestron ASCOM

Filters: Baader UV-IR-CUT Filter

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster

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: 3h 46' 46"

DEC center: +24° 6' 48"

Pixel scale: 2.038 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.724 degrees

Field radius: 1.619 degrees

Resolution: 4518x3506

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