Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  California Nebula  ·  IC 341  ·  IC 349  ·  IC 353  ·  IC 354  ·  IC 360  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  NGC 1499  ·  NGC 1647  ·  Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)  ·  Part of the constellation Taurus (Tau)  ·  The star Aldebaran (αTau)  ·  The star Atik (ζPer)  ·  The star Atlas (27Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star γTau  ·  The star δ1Tau  ·  The star εTau  ·  The star ηTau  ·  The star θ1Tau  ·  The star θ2Tau
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Mars meets Pleiades and Hyades, joined by California (Nebula), 



    
        

            Michael S.
Mars meets Pleiades and Hyades, joined by California (Nebula)
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Mars meets Pleiades and Hyades, joined by California (Nebula)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: NIKON NIKKOR 50mm AF-S f1.4

Imaging cameras: NIKON D5300a

Mounts: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer

Software: PixInsight 1.8


Dates:March 6, 2021

Frames: 87x100"

Integration: 2.4 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~70

Avg. Moon age: 22.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.18%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 20.60

Mean FWHM: 1.78

Temperature: -3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4285583

RA center: 4h 13' 26"

DEC center: +26° 12' 43"

Pixel scale: 36.893 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.544 degrees

Field radius: 15.337 degrees


Resolution: 1646x2500

Locations: My lovely garden, J-City, Burgenland, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

After making an image with the 135mm lens I've now used the 50mm lens to get the Hyades and the California Nebula too into one frame.
:-)

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Mars meets Pleiades and Hyades, joined by California (Nebula), 



    
        

            Michael S.