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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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A Christmas M45, 


            Richard Sweeney
A Christmas M45

A Christmas M45

Technical card

Resolution: 4817x3183

Dates:Nov. 18, 2018Dec. 15, 2018

150x120" (gain: 50.00) -5C

Integration: 7.9 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 8.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.33%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2432648

RA center: 56.629 degrees

DEC center: 24.172 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.291 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 354.708 degrees

Field radius: 1.837 degrees

Locations: Back Garden, Cork, Ireland

Data source: Backyard


Taken with a bright Moon and flashing Christmas lights



Richard Sweeney
License: None (All rights reserved)

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A Christmas M45, 


            Richard Sweeney

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