Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  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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Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus), 



    
        

            Ray Blais
Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus)
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Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus)

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Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus), 



    
        

            Ray Blais
Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus)
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Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GT102 102mm f/6.9 Apo Refractor

Imaging cameras: Canon 600D

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED80 APO Triplet

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  PixInsight 1.8


Dates:Jan. 29, 2019

Frames: 28x300" (2h 20')

Integration: 2h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 23.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.65%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3671505

RA center: 3h 46' 59"

DEC center: +24° 6' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.123 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 355.931 degrees

Field radius: 0.909 degrees


Resolution: 4830x3264

Data source: Backyard

Description

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

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Pleiades Open Star Cluster (M45 In Taurus), 



    
        

            Ray Blais