Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  IC 353  ·  IC 354  ·  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
M 45 - Pleiades Cluster, 



    
        

            Thom Peters
M 45 - Pleiades Cluster
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M 45 - Pleiades Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX3

Imaging cameras: SBIG STX-16803

Mounts: Paramount ME II

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Software: Aries Productions Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Maxim DL  ·  Photoshop CC

Filters: Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen

Accessory: SBIG FW7-STX


Dates:Dec. 21, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x300" (1h) (gain: 1.29) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x300" (1h) (gain: 1.29) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen: 13x300" (1h 5') (gain: 1.29) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-series Gen 2: 12x300" (1h) (gain: 1.29) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 5'

Darks: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 6.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.19%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4108807

RA center: 3h 46' 57"

DEC center: +24° 3' 25"

Pixel scale: 15.813 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.085 degrees

Field radius: 2.685 degrees


Resolution: 864x865

Locations: Kalamazoo Astronomical Society - Remote Telescopes, Arizona Sky Village, Arizona, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

LRGB photo of the Pleiades Cluster in Taurus

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M 45 - Pleiades Cluster, 



    
        

            Thom Peters

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