Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  16 Tau  ·  17 Tau  ·  18 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  ·  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  Celaeno  ·  Electra  ·  IC 349  ·  LBN 770  ·  LBN 771  ·  LBN 772  ·  M 45  ·  Maia  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  And 12 more.
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M45 The Pleiades, 



    
        

            Chris White
Powered byPixInsight

M45 The Pleiades

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M45 The Pleiades, 



    
        

            Chris White
Powered byPixInsight

M45 The Pleiades

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 9, 2021
Frames:
152×300(12h 40′) (gain: 0.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Chroma Luminance 50mm: 108×300(9h) (gain: 0.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
21h 40′
Darks:
25
Flats:
25
Bias:
250
Avg. Moon age:
5.24 days
Avg. Moon phase:
27.98%

RA center: 03h46m26s.415

DEC center: +24°1109.19

Pixel scale: 0.886 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 44.000 degrees

Field radius: 1.388 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 9319x6335

File size: 23.1 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

ASI6200MM + 130GTX + Field Flattener- 300s x 108
ASI2600 + Stowaway + 0.8x Telecompressor- 180s x 152

My first attempt with DSO astrophotography was back in 2014 with my 300mm f2.8 camera lens on a star adventurer imaging the Pleiades.  I think I kept 25% of the subs and had about an hour of data with kind of round stars. 

Fast forward to 2021 I decided to revisit this popular target with my updated gear and experience. 

It's still one of my favorite targets to see people image and I find it beautiful and captivating and challenging all at the same time.

For this I used a mono camera for luminance on a 130GTX and an OSC camera on a stowaway.  It was my first try at dual imaging and while the image has a few warts, I'm pleased with it overall.  I have some tweaks to make to the gear and I'll probably take another pass at the data but for now... here it is. 

C&C Welcome.

Comments

Revisions

    M45 The Pleiades, 



    
        

            Chris White
    Original
  • Final
    M45 The Pleiades, 



    
        

            Chris White
    B

B

Description: Some minor fixes with this revision. I had a problem with cosmetic correction in PI and sorted that out. Fixed a CA issue I had as well as improved orange star color. Also, uploaded in full resolution at 0.88"/px. Lots to see in this widefield. Enjoy!

Uploaded: ...

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

M45 The Pleiades, 



    
        

            Chris White

In these public groups

Cloudy Nights