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
M45 - Pleiades Cluster, 


            Ray Ellersick
M45 - Pleiades Cluster
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M45 - Pleiades Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TeleVue NP101is

Imaging cameras: SBIG STT-8300M

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TeleVue NP101is

Guiding cameras: SBIG FW8G-STT

Software: Nebulosity

Filters: Baader Planetariun CCD-Filter R  ·  Baader Planetariun CCD-Filter B  ·  Baader Planetariun CCD-Filter G

Dates:Nov. 2, 2013

Frames: 9x180" (27')

Integration: 27'

Avg. Moon age: 28.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.40%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 173419

RA center: 3h 47' 13"

DEC center: +24° 5' 49"

Orientation: 167.281 degrees

Field radius: 1.092 degrees

Resolution: 620x470

Locations: Coyote Lake Regional Park, Gilroy, CA, United States


Taken through NP101is telescope using an SBIG STT-8300 CCD camera using separate filters for red, green, and blue. The image was made with three 3-minute exposures for each filter.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M45 - Pleiades Cluster, 


            Ray Ellersick