Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 341  ·  IC 349  ·  IC 353  ·  IC 354  ·  IC 360  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  The star 37Tau  ·  The star Atlas (27Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star Pleione (28Tau)  ·  The star Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau  ·  The star τ2Ari  ·  The star φTau  ·  The star ω2Tau
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Pleiades Bubble, 


Pleiades Bubble
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Pleiades Bubble

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 135mm ED UMC F/2

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D

Mounts: AstroTrac TT320X-AG

Software: PixInsight 1.8

Dates:Aug. 18, 2020

Frames: 108x120"

Integration: 3.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.50%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3825681

RA center: 3h 47' 29"

DEC center: +24° 26' 6"

Pixel scale: 10.360 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.424 degrees

Field radius: 9.147 degrees

Resolution: 5311x3495

Locations: Sierra de Hornachos, Hornachos, Badajoz, Spain

Data source: Traveller


Pleiades cluster (M45) and reflection nebulas (IC 353, NGC 1435), surrounded by the "Herchel's Ghosts", now known as Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), forming a giant bubble at the border between Taurus and Aries.

This image has been featured as Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day (AAPOD) on Sep 19th, 2020.

This image has been published in the spanish magazine "Astronomía", issue #256 (October 2020), p. 87.

This image has been selected by the composer and pianist Eduardo Gutiérrez as front cover for his theme "Star Stuff".

135mm, f/2.8, ISO2000
108x 120s



License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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