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Contains:  Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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Deep Pleiades, 


Deep Pleiades

Deep Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 3874x2526

Dates:Dec. 29, 2013

AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue: 47x300" -20C bin 1x1
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue: 14x300" -20C bin 2x2
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Green: 37x300" -20C bin 1x1
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Green: 16x300" -20C bin 2x2
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Luminance: 79x600" -20C bin 1x1
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Red: 29x300" -20C bin 1x1
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Red: 17x300" -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 26.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.38%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00 job: 149372

RA center: 56.735 degrees

DEC center: 24.116 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.496 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.352 degrees

Field radius: 2.245 degrees

Locations: iTelescope.Net - New Mexico, Mayhill, NM, United States


The Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades, are an open cluster of hot blue stars in Taurus, and are among the few of the 110 Messier Objects visible to the naked eye. The cluster is very close to Earth at only 400 light years. The cluster is known as "Subaru" in Japan, and the seven stars are the company logo of the car maker today. The Merope star causes a reflection nebula, which is the outer dust illuminated by the blue light of these hots stars. This deep exposure shows not only the blue Merope Nebula, but the tinges of outlying nebulosity without as much color. It is a composite of much data collected over the past two years.



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Deep Pleiades,