Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  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
M45 Pleiades, 


            Paweł Radomski
M45 Pleiades
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M45 Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS Optics APO80Q

Imaging cameras: QHY8L OSC

Mounts: EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Finderscope 9x50

Guiding cameras: Atik Titan

Software: MaximDL5  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS4

Accessory: Robofocuser

Dates:Nov. 2, 2013

Frames: 40x600"

Integration: 6.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.40%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3627729

RA center: 3h 47' 9"

DEC center: +24° 2' 16"

Pixel scale: 5.031 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 349.837 degrees

Field radius: 1.114 degrees

Resolution: 1280x951

Data source: Traveller


Messier 45 or Seven Sisters are open cluster surrounded by beatiful, blue, reflection nebula called "Merope Nebula". Brightest stars of Pleiades are easily seen with naked eye even under suburban sky. M45 lie in Taurus constellation.



Paweł Radomski
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M45 Pleiades, 


            Paweł Radomski