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Venus and the Pleiades April 4, 2020, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile

Venus and the Pleiades April 4, 2020

Venus and the Pleiades April 4, 2020, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile

Venus and the Pleiades April 4, 2020

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX080T-3SV

Imaging cameras: Pentax K3 II

Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60280 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Focal reducers: Stellarvue SFF3-80

Software: Phd2  ·  Photoshop CC 2019  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) deepskystacker


Dates:April 4, 2020

Frames: 63x20" ISO200

Integration: 0.3 hours

Darks: ~45

Flats: ~42

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 10.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.67%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Resolution: 6022x4018

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I was hoping for around an hour of total exposure but wound up having to settle for 21.5 minutes since the Pleiades started to slip behind a tree.

This was an experiment in short exposures to keep Venus under control. This is a single stack, no HDR.

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Venus and the Pleiades April 4, 2020, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile