Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Maia nebula  ·  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  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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A Christmas M45, 


            Richard Sweeney
A Christmas M45
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A Christmas M45

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 130d

Imaging cameras: Zwo Asi 071

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ EQ6

Software: Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro

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

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2432648

RA center: 3h 46' 30"

DEC center: +24° 10' 19"

Pixel scale: 2.291 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 354.708 degrees

Field radius: 1.837 degrees

Resolution: 4817x3183

Locations: Back Garden, Cork, Ireland

Data source: Backyard


Taken with a bright Moon and flashing Christmas lights



Richard Sweeney
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A Christmas M45, 


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