Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  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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The Pleiades, 


            Trevor Jones
The Pleiades
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Fluorostar 132

Imaging cameras: Canon eos ra

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics William Optics 50mm guiding scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 M

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat 7, 0.8x r/f

Software: Astro Photography Tool APT

Dates:Nov. 6, 2020

Frames: 91x120"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.83%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3999352

RA center: 3h 46' 45"

DEC center: +24° 4' 51"

Pixel scale: 1.493 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.454 degrees

Field radius: 1.244 degrees

Resolution: 3600x4800

Locations: My Backyard, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard


I took this picture of the Pleiades star cluster on Friday night from my backyard.

I used a Canon EOS Ra camera attached to a 132mm refractor telescope (WO FLT 132) to capture about 3 hours of total exposure time.

You can watch me do it in the latest video: Photographing Pleiades

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The Pleiades, 


            Trevor Jones