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Contains:  16 Tau, 17 Tau, 19 q Tau, 20 Tau, 21 Tau, 22 Tau, 23 Tau, 24 Tau, 25 eta Tau, 26 Tau, 27 Tau, 28 Tau, Alcyone, Asterope, Atlas, Celaeno, Electra, IC349, M45, Maia, Merope, Merope nebula, NGC1435, Pleione, Sterope II, Taygeta
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M45 - The Pleiades - RGB, 


            David Andra
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M45 - The Pleiades - RGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging cameras: ASI1600mm Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 2" Field flattener

Software: Software Bisque The SkyX Professional  ·  Voyager  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  StarTools

Filters: ZWO 36mm filter set (LRGB + narrow band)

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox  ·  Pegasus Astro Dual motor focus controller

Dates:Feb. 28, 2020

Frames:ZWO 36mm filter set (LRGB + narrow band): 60x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 4.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.87%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Mean SQM: 18.50 job: 3297405

RA center: 3h 46' 19"

DEC center: +24° 7' 37"

Pixel scale: 2.780 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.876 degrees

Field radius: 0.983 degrees

Resolution: 2031x1534

Locations: Home - Sleepy Dogs' Observatory, Norman, OK, United States

Data source: Backyard


M45, unguided, 180s subs in RGB. R= 19, G= 20, B= 21 for total integration of 3 hours.



David Andra
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M45 - The Pleiades - RGB, 


            David Andra
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    M45 - The Pleiades - RGB, 


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M45 - The Pleiades - RGB, 


            David Andra

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