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Contains:  Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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Pleadies...5 of the 7 Sisters, 


            John Michael Bell...
Pleadies...5 of the 7 Sisters

Pleadies...5 of the 7 Sisters

Technical card

Resolution: 6139x4093

Dates:Aug. 22, 2019

Frames:Optolong 2" L pro: 25x150" (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 21.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.31%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: 33.00 job: 2878104

RA center: 3h 46' 13"

DEC center: +24° 5' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.652 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.193 degrees

Field radius: 0.668

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard


Hi everyone again,
Just working hard to get back into my usual process. It was surprisingly dificult to start up astrophotography after only 2 months off. I sat down to process this and felt completely lost. With my bakcyards limited sky space I've been having to wait until ealry morning to get some new targets which limits the amount of exposure time I have. Anyways, I hope you like my take on "5 out of the 7 Sisters".




John Michael Bell...
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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Pleadies...5 of the 7 Sisters, 


            John Michael Bell...