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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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Seven sisters, two scopes, 





    
        

            Craig Prost
Seven sisters, two scopes

Seven sisters, two scopes

Technical card

Resolution: 2152x2750

Dates:Oct. 9, 2013Dec. 1, 2013

Frames:
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue: 5x600" bin 1x1
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue: 8x300" bin 2x2
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Green: 5x600" bin 1x1
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Green: 8x300" bin 2x2
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Luminance: 17x600" bin 1x1
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Red: 5x600" bin 1x1
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Red: 8x300" bin 2x2

Integration: 7.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.25%

Astrometry.net job: 166590

RA center: 56.651 degrees

DEC center: 24.173 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.082 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 119.365 degrees

Field radius: 1.009 degrees

Description

Inspired by Tony Hollis' magnificent M45, I scrounged through the data I had collected with my FSQ-85 and the club's CCA-250. While nowhere near the league of Tony's, I was able to improve on my previous efforts.

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Seven sisters, two scopes, 





    
        

            Craig Prost