Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 341  ·  IC 349  ·  IC 353  ·  IC 354  ·  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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M 45 or the beautiful Pleiades, 



    
        

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M 45 or the beautiful Pleiades
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M 45 or the beautiful Pleiades

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M 45 or the beautiful Pleiades, 



    
        

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M 45 or the beautiful Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics William Optics Redcat 51

Imaging cameras: Sony A7RIII

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Omegon Microspeed Guidescope 50mm

Guiding cameras: LACERTA M-GEN III Stand Alone Autoguider

Software: DeepSkyStacker (DSS) DDS  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2020 LR & PS 2020  ·  Startools


Dates:March 1, 2021

Frames: 60x90" ISO250

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~26

Avg. Moon age: 17.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.78%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4270910

RA center: 3h 47' 33"

DEC center: +24° 24' 10"

Pixel scale: 4.507 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 264.512 degrees

Field radius: 3.169 degrees


Resolution: 4212x2808

Data source: Traveller

Description

My first picture, but certainly not the last, of the magnificent Pleiades. In my eyes, they are one of the most beautiful objects in the night sky. I kept it quite low as far as the exposition and the saturation are concerned. I don't like over saturated pictures at all.

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M 45 or the beautiful Pleiades, 



    
        

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