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Contains:  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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M 45, The Pleiades, 


            Michael Timm
M 45, The Pleiades

M 45, The Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 6198x4221

Dates:Oct. 31, 2019

Frames:Baader Neodymium (Moon & Skyglow): 122x120" (gain: 120.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.1 hours

Darks: ~266

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 3.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.07%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 3027834

RA center: 3h 47' 1"

DEC center: +24° 10' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.407 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 184.687 degrees

Field radius: 1.465

Locations: Backyard, Vechelde, Niedersachsen, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Here are my seven sisters. I think i have some issues with the color balancing when using the Neodymium. I totally want to use this filter because it also blocks IR and UV which is more important when using OSC and a lensed telescope. But anyway, i want to add more hours to this beautiful open cluster in the future, but the clouds are back in germany. Weather forecast tells us that theses clouds will stay for more than one week, so i probably have to wait until i get the chance to image once again.



Michael Timm
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M 45, The Pleiades, 


            Michael Timm