Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  IC 353  ·  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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The Pleiades, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen
The Pleiades
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI ASI2600c

Mounts: iOptron GEM45EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120Mini

Software: Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley

Filters: IDAS (Tokai) LP-filter

Dates:Jan. 4, 2021

Frames: 57x180"

Integration: 2.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.80%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4144010

RA center: 3h 48' 13"

DEC center: +24° 38' 52"

Pixel scale: 5.793 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.566 degrees

Field radius: 1.983 degrees

Resolution: 2000x1440

Locations: Osmundstø Observatorium (private backyard observatory), Hidrasund, Vest Agder, Norway

Data source: Backyard


Just short of 3 hrs exposure makes the Pleiades stand out great I think. I could of course need even a few horus more to really get a deep field of the area, but the clear nights are too few... enjoy!



Alf Jacob Nilsen
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The Pleiades, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen