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Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus), 


            Ray Blais
Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus)

Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:William Optics GT102 102mm f/6.9 Apo Refractor

Imaging camera:Canon 600D

Mount:Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescope or lens:Explore Scientific ED80 APO Triplet

Guiding camera:Lodestar

Software:PixInsight 1.8Cartes du CielPHD2 Guiding

Resolution: 4830x3264

Dates:Jan. 29, 2019

Frames: 28x300"

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.65% job: 2660776

RA center: 56.746 degrees

DEC center: 24.099 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.123 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.133 degrees

Field radius: 0.909 degrees

Data source: Backyard


In my opinion, the best naked eye star cluster in the sky, and fortunately I was able to get some clear skies this winter. I finally got around to processing some of my winter targets. Hope you like this image.




Ray Blais
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus), 


            Ray Blais