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


            Christiaan Berger
M45 The pleiades
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M45 The pleiades

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Basic astrometry details job: 3164787

RA center: 3h 46' 48"

DEC center: +24° 7' 58"

Pixel scale: 1.110 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 276.559 degrees

Field radius: 0.849 degrees

Resolution: 4711x2845

Locations: Home, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands

Data source: Backyard


Imaged this object before..
Was satisfied about the result that time but always wanted more.. the object is so bright and "easy" to target.. unfortunately I noticed that getting a real good image of this object is hard to get.

Shot a lot of new data (half of it I didn't used because of clouds/seeing conditions) and combined the best frames from couple of years ago.

Really unfortunately I didn't managed to get a better frame because of the stacking results from the different frames over time.. I had to make a crop for now, but will try to get a better frame..

For now I'm happy with the result.

Total amount of data is about 4h



Christiaan Berger
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M45 The pleiades, 


            Christiaan Berger