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Contains:  IC 353, Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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The Pleiades, 





    
        

            David McGarvey
The Pleiades

The Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Nikon 300mm f2.8

Imaging camera:Nikon D750

Mount:AstroTrac TT320X-AG

Software:rnc-color-stretchRawTherapeePhotoshop CC 2018

Resolution: 1920x1505

Dates:Nov. 1, 2019

Frames: 74x120"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.26%

Astrometry.net job: 3060521

RA center: 3h 46' 24"

DEC center: +24° 15' 43"

Pixel scale: 9.112 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 80.252 degrees

Field radius: 3.088

Locations: Back Yard, Westover, Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Pleiades and surrounding dust as seen from my home in central Pennsylvania, USA on 11/1/19.

Nikon D750 (Stock)
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 AI-S ED lens
f/2.8
ISO 1600
AstroTrac TT320X-AG - no guiding

Acquisition:

74 x 120" exposures (2 hrs. 28 mins. total integration time)

Processing:

RawTherapee, Deep Sky Stacker, RNC-Color-Stretch, Starnet++, & Photoshop.

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David McGarvey
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