Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  The star 18Tau  ·  The star Atlas (27Tau)  ·  The star Celaeno (16Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star Pleione (28Tau)  ·  The star Sterope I (21Tau)  ·  The star Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau
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Pleiades,  Messier 45, 


            Dan Bryan
Pleiades,  Messier 45
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Pleiades, Messier 45

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher ED80 Evostar

Imaging cameras: Sony ILCE-6000 A6000

Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue F50

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290mm Mini

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Reducer & Flattener

Software: APT  ·  Stellarium Scope Stellarium  ·  EQMOD ASCOM  ·  DSS & GIMP DSS 4.2.2 64BIT

Accessory: Bahtinov mask focus tool  ·  T(minus) adapter

Dates:Sept. 28, 2020

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 89.59%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4212220

RA center: 3h 46' 32"

DEC center: +24° 10' 12"

Pixel scale: 3.103 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 52.043 degrees

Field radius: 1.175 degrees

Resolution: 1660x2162

Data source: Traveller


I lost the information for this image. I'll image it again next year and try to improve on it along with keeping the technical info for posting.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Pleiades,  Messier 45, 


            Dan Bryan