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Contains:  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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Pleiades Open Cluster, 



    
        

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Pleiades Open Cluster
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Pleiades Open Cluster

Technical card


Dates:Sept. 1, 2019Sept. 8, 2019Sept. 9, 2019

Frames: 126x120" ISO1600

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 53.59%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2916170

RA center: 3h 46' 19"

DEC center: +24° 7' 33"

Pixel scale: 2.038 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 334.652 degrees

Field radius: 1.701 degrees


Resolution: 5000x3334

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Pleiades open cluster (M45) is moving through a dusty region of space. The bright blue stars cause the blue reflection nebula.

I like keeping the faint dusty detail, well, faint. There are hints that it's there, and I think the overall image looks best that way.

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    Original
  • Final
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Description: All new processing mainly aimed to keep the size of the main stars of the cluster under control, and for color.

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Pleiades Open Cluster, 



    
        

            stricnine