Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  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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M45 / Pleiades, 


M45 / Pleiades
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M45 / Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics Zenithstar 105 ED Triplet APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600mm Pro Cooled

Mounts: Orion Atlas AZ/EQ Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics Zenithstar 105 ED Triplet APO

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II-M

Focal reducers: William Optics 0.8x Reducer/Flattener Flat6A II

Software: KStars Ekos/INDI, Stellarmate OS  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CC  ·  Adobe Lighroom CC Classic  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: Astronomik Blue 31mm  ·  Astronomik Green 31mm  ·  Astronomik Red 31mm

Dates:Oct. 20, 2019

Astronomik Blue 31mm: 399x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Green 31mm: 334x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Red 31mm: 429x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.7 hours

Darks: ~26

Flats: ~26

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 21.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.11%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3258350

RA center: 3h 46' 43"

DEC center: +24° 4' 44"

Pixel scale: 1.325 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 84.110 degrees

Field radius: 0.940 degrees

Resolution: 3077x4081

Data source: Backyard


Pleiades taken from my backyard. I tried to take shorter than my usual 4-minute RGB exposures to not over-do the bright stars. About 10 hours of 30-second exposures taken from my backyard.


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