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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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            Bernhard Himmer


Technical card

Resolution: 4003x2682

Dates:Jan. 3, 2019

Frames: 179x60" ISO250

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~33

Bias: ~36

Avg. Moon age: 27.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.20%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2449348

RA center: 56.832 degrees

DEC center: 24.138 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.065 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.216 degrees

Field radius: 1.382 degrees

Locations: Beobachtungsplatz am Feld, Absdorf, Austria

Data source: Traveller


After a long time of clouds or work or both I could finally do astrophotography on the field again. I am not completely satisfied with the result, because I forgot to stop down from f/2.0 to f/2.8 (it was cold, my fingers were numb and I hurried and so I got big blobs instead of stars) and because I had to discard more than an hour of pictures (wind and clouds). But I could finally take a picture of the seven sisters... :-)



Bernhard Himmer
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            Bernhard Himmer