Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1435  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)
Merope and IC 349 in Taurus, 



    
        

            Elisabeth Milne
Merope and IC 349 in Taurus
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Merope and IC 349 in Taurus

Merope and IC 349 in Taurus, 



    
        

            Elisabeth Milne
Merope and IC 349 in Taurus
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Merope and IC 349 in Taurus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC 140/980

Imaging cameras: QSI690

Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC 140/980

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: PhD 2  ·  PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator PRO  ·  Photoshop

Filters: Astrodon Gen2 - B  ·  Astrodon Gen2 - G  ·  Astrodon Gen2 - R  ·  Astrodon Gen2 - L


Dates:Jan. 27, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 - B: 26x30" (13') bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 - B: 24x300" (2h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 - G: 26x30" (13') bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 - G: 24x300" (2h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 - L: 42x300" (3h 30') bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 - R: 26x30" (13') bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 - R: 24x300" (2h) bin 1x1

Integration: 10h 9'

Avg. Moon age: 21.74 days

Avg. Moon phase: 54.30%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2539378

RA center: 3h 45' 56"

DEC center: +23° 51' 32"

Pixel scale: 0.704 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.830 degrees

Field radius: 0.443 degrees


Resolution: 3543x2814

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown

Description

Merope, a blue-white, sub-giant star, is a member of the Pleiades open star cluster in the constellation of Taurus. It is approximately 380 light years away.

Merope is surrounded by the Merope Nebula (NGC 1435), a diffuse faint reflection nebula which is about the size of the full moon. The blue colour of the nebula is attributed to fine carbon dust.

Close to Merope (0.06 light years) is IC 349 - a nebula discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard in 1890. This is just discernible in this image between 9 & 10 o’clock immediately adjacent to Merope.

Merope was imaged between 6 and 27 January 2019 from a remote imaging rig in Spain owned and operated by Barry Wilson and Steve Milne.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC140

Camera: QSI 690

Filters: Astrodon LRGB

Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Lum: 42 x 300s

Red: 24 x 300s

Red: 26 x 30s

Green: 24 x 300s

Green: 26 x 30s

Blue: 24 x 300s

Blue: 26 x 30s

A total of 10.15 hours.

Data Capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson

Image Processing: Elisabeth Milne

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Merope and IC 349 in Taurus, 



    
        

            Elisabeth Milne

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