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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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The Pleiades M45, 


            Ronny Kaplanian
The Pleiades M45

Technical card

Resolution: 4783x2402

Dates:Dec. 31, 2018

Frames: 26x240"

Integration: 1.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.16% job: 2443001

RA center: 3h 46' 5"

DEC center: +24° 7' 30"

Pixel scale: 2.819 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 261.290 degrees

Field radius: 2.095

Locations: Home Backyard, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Taken only 26 images as for some reason my scope shifted quite a bit during acquisition and i Lost some data. This was at Unit 120 Gain, Although I am not entirely sure which gain to use sometimes as I feel the stars were a little bloated and fuzzed out. considering the short timeframes involved here I was happy with the end result. The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, are an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky



Ronny Kaplanian
License: None (All rights reserved)

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The Pleiades M45, 


            Ronny Kaplanian