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 - The Pleiades, 


            Barry E.
M45 - The Pleiades
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M45 - The Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen ED80Sf

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 40D

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager & Autoguider

Focal reducers: William Optics 0.8x Field Flattener Type II

Software: photoshop  ·  Stellarium  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2"

Dates:Nov. 8, 2010

Frames: 44x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 3.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.62%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 89542

RA center: 3h 47' 4"

DEC center: +24° 4' 44"

Pixel scale: 6.249 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.616 degrees

Field radius: 1.074 degrees

Resolution: 620x421

Locations: Mocksville, None; NC, None


Sky plot

Sky plot


M45 - The Pleiades, 


            Barry E.