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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  The star Celaeno (16Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau
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The Pleaides / Seven Sisters, 


            Jon Stewart
The Pleaides / Seven Sisters
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The Pleaides / Seven Sisters

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron SCT 8” Celestron 8" SCT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO ZWO ASI 294 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron AVX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope Orion 50mm guide scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer, 0.63x

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy NINA - Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.4 Deep Sky Stacker

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  QHY Polemaster

Dates:Nov. 9, 2020

Frames: 10x240"

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.87%

Basic astrometry details job: 3995891

RA center: 3h 46' 5"

DEC center: +24° 6' 57"

Pixel scale: 0.799 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 320.016 degrees

Field radius: 0.534 degrees

Resolution: 4000x2681

Locations: Clark Lake, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada

Data source: Backyard


The Seven Sisters are really easy to spot... look into the eastern sky in the early evening and you will see a small cluster of stars about the size of the moon. They're so bright that they're even visible with the naked eye during a full moon under heavy light pollution.

But under the dark skies at the lake, the true picture emerges, as the sisters dance on a reflective dust cloud that created them 100 million years ago.



Jon Stewart

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The Pleaides / Seven Sisters, 


            Jon Stewart