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Pleiades Open Cluster, 



    
        

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Pleiades Open Cluster

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVQ100

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D Mark II (unmodified)

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM Mini

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  GIMP  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Accessory: Celestron OAG


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


Astrometry.net job: 3309566

RA center: 3h 46' 19"

DEC center: +24° 7' 43"

Pixel scale: 2.037 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 25.236 degrees

Field radius: 1.530 degrees


Resolution: 4500x3000

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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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, 



    
        

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