Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Maia nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  The star Celaeno (16Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau
M-45 Central Area, 


            Ray Morris
M-45 Central Area
Powered byPixInsight

M-45 Central Area

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: CELESTRON 8

Imaging cameras: Canon DSLR EOS 60da

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 80mm Short Tube

Guiding cameras: Celestron NexGuide

Focal reducers: Starizona SCT Corrector f/7.5

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  Binary Rivers Backyard EOS  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS3

Dates:Sept. 12, 2012

Frames: 16x360" ISO1600

Integration: 1.6 hours

Darks: ~4

Avg. Moon age: 25.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.86%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2918591

RA center: 3h 46' 5"

DEC center: +24° 9' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.579 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 157.119 degrees

Field radius: 0.462 degrees

Resolution: 1550x1426

Locations: Douglas Springs Trailhead, Tucson, AZ, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard


The heart of the cluster



Ray Morris
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


M-45 Central Area, 


            Ray Morris