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Contains:  Maia nebula, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, The star Celaeno (16Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star ηTau
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M45 in LRGB, 


M45 in LRGB
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M45 in LRGB

Technical card

Dates:Jan. 17, 2020

Optolong Blue - 1.25": 10x120" (gain: 5.00) bin 1x1
Optolong Green - 1.25": 10x120" (gain: 5.00) bin 1x1
Optolong Lum 1.25": 10x120" (gain: 5.00) bin 1x1
Optolong Red - 1.25": 10x120" (gain: 5.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 1.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.65%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3193767

RA center: 3h 46' 14"

DEC center: +24° 8' 2"

Pixel scale: 1.727 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.219 degrees

Field radius: 0.765 degrees

Resolution: 2672x1742

Locations: Home Observatory, Haneytown, New Brunswick, Canada

Data source: Backyard


Second light with the QHY183M, slowly getting the hang of this CMOS thing. Thanks for looking.



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M45 in LRGB,