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Contains:  IC 353, 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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M45 - Pleiades HaLRGB, 


            Dennis Sprinkle
M45 - Pleiades HaLRGB
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M45 - Pleiades HaLRGB

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 9, 2019

Baader 7nm Ha 50mm: 61x1200" bin 1x1
Baader Blue 50mm: 5x300" bin 1x1
Baader Green 50mm: 21x300" bin 1x1
Baader Lum 50mm: 65x240" bin 1x1
Baader Red 50mm: 5x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 27.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.12%

Basic astrometry details job: 3162652

RA center: 3h 46' 41"

DEC center: +24° 9' 21"

Pixel scale: 4.828 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.157 degrees

Field radius: 2.319 degrees

Resolution: 2880x1913

Locations: Marathon Motel and RV Park, Marathon, TX, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Marathon Remote Imaging Observatory (MaRIO)


M45 - Pleiades shot with the new QHY600. I decided I wanted to see what some Ha would look like on this. I knew it was pretty faint so I did a lot. It didn't add a tremendous amount but I like the wispy red in the background on it.

Software used to capture image:
Sequence Generator Pro

Software used to edit:

Total data gathered:
(61) Ha @ 1200secs - 1x1
(65) Lum @ 240secs - 1x1
(5) R @ 300secs - 1x1
(21) G @ 300secs - 1x1
(5) B @ 300secs - 1x1

Camera : QHY600 with Readout mode 0 and Gain set to 26
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4
Mount: AP Mach1GTO



Dennis Sprinkle
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M45 - Pleiades HaLRGB, 


            Dennis Sprinkle