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M45 Pleiades LRGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher ED80

Imaging cameras: ATIK 383L+

Mounts: AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion thin OAG

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5

Focal reducers: Skywatcher .85x Focal Reducer & Corrector

Software: Main Sequence Software SGPro  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Baader Red 36 mm  ·  Baader Ha 7nm 36mm  ·  Baader Blue 36 mm  ·  Baader Green 36 mm  ·  Baader Luminance 36 mm

Accessory: DIY Focus controllers

Dates:Nov. 30, 2018

Baader Blue 36 mm: 55x300" (4h 35') bin 1x1
Baader Green 36 mm: 30x300" (2h 30') bin 1x1
Baader Luminance 36 mm: 104x600" (17h 20') bin 1x1
Baader Red 36 mm: 30x300" (2h 30') bin 1x1

Integration: 26h 55'

Avg. Moon age: 22.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.54%

Astrometry.net job: 3044162

RA center: 3h 46' 48"

DEC center: +24° 7' 5"

Pixel scale: 2.139 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.553 degrees

Field radius: 1.189 degrees

Resolution: 3200x2400

Locations: Remote observatory, Kiev, Ukraine

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, are an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.

The cluster is dominated by hot blue and luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Reflection nebulae around the brightest stars were once thought to be left over material from the formation of the cluster, but are now considered likely to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium through which the stars are currently passing.

Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades were probably formed from a compact configuration that resembled the Orion Nebula. Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.

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M45 Pleiades LRGB,