Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  California Nebula  ·  IC 341  ·  IC 349  ·  IC 353  ·  IC 354  ·  IC 360  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  NGC 1499  ·  Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)  ·  The star 37Tau  ·  The star 40Per  ·  The star Atik (ζPer)  ·  The star Atlas (27Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau  ·  The star ξPer  ·  The star οPer

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    The Road from California to Pleiades, 



    
        

            Neven Krcmarek
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    The Road from California to Pleiades

    Image of the day 03/29/2022

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      The Road from California to Pleiades, 



    
        

            Neven Krcmarek
      The Road from California to Pleiades
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      The Road from California to Pleiades

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Samyang 135mm f/2 Samyang 135mm ED/UMC
      Imaging Cameras
      CANON 2000D
      Mounts
      SkyWatcher EQ3
      Software
      SharpCap Pro Sharcap Pro · NINA 1.10 · Adobe Photoshop 2017 CC · PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight
      Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
      SVBONY SV165 Mini Guide Scope 30mm F4 SVBONY SV165
      Guiding Cameras
      ZWO ASI120MM-S

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Feb. 23, 2022
      Frames:
      680x120" (22h 40') ISO800 f/4
      Integration:
      22h 40'
      Flats:
      20
      Bias:
      50
      Avg. Moon age:
      21.68 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      54.96%
      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
      4.00

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 5603327

      RA center: 03h55m13s.4

      DEC center: +30°2306

      Pixel scale: 6.167 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 91.659 degrees

      Field radius: 9.734 degrees

      Resolution: 10000x5399

      Locations: Krivaja, Vojnić, Hrvatska, Croatia

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      Chasing clear sky for this mosaic was intense, we had really bad weather over 4 months in a row and I had to catch little pockets of clear skies to gather the light for three panels. Always loved the contrast between red California nebula and blue Pleiades. Everything in between is just pure stellar magic, IC348, Baby Eagle, NGC1514 and more.

      Panel 1: 227x120s
      Panel 2: 239x120s
      Panel 3: 214x120s

      Total: 680x120s / 22h39min

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