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Contains:  Maia nebula, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, The star 18Tau, 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 The Pleiades, 



    
        

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M45 The Pleiades
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M45 The Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron Edge HD 1100

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600mm-Pro

Mount:CGEM DX

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 50mm Guidescope

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI120MC-S

Focal reducer:Starizona HyperStar 3

Software:Photoshop CCPixInsight

Filter:Optolong 2" LRGB

Accessory:Celestron Focus Motor


Resolution: 2850x2143

Dates:Oct. 5, 2019

Frames: 90x60"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 7.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.91%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2971575

RA center: 3h 46' 54"

DEC center: +24° 9' 54"

Pixel scale: 2.218 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.726 degrees

Field radius: 1.099 degrees


Data source: Backyard

Description

A good picture of the seven sisters has always eluded me. You can't use narrow band on them, and in the light polluted sky's post processing is always a challenge. This is so far the best I've done with them, but be prepared for a revision or two :)

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License: Attribution Creative Commons
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