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Pleiades - The Seven Sisters - M45, 



    
        

            Miguel Morales

Pleiades - The Seven Sisters - M45

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FC-100DF

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FC-100DF

Guiding cameras: QHY5

Focal reducers: Takahashi FC-76D Reducer

Software: Starkeeper.it Voyager  ·  Paint.Net  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  EQMOD EQAscom 1.27L  ·  Cartes Du Ciel  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Chroma LRGB 1.25" Filters

Accessory: OAG


Dates:Nov. 16, 2020

Frames: 45x120"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.43%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4024812

RA center: 3h 46' 52"

DEC center: +24° 6' 3"

Pixel scale: 1.448 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 305.102 degrees

Field radius: 0.975 degrees


Resolution: 3888x2898

Data source: Backyard

Description

Since not being able to image for 19 months, I finally was able to capture this rendition of M45, The Pleiades. It's an understatement to say that it makes me very happy to be back to my astrophotography.

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Description: This version has a much softer appearance, which I like much better. It seems to have a more natural look to my eye.

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Description: As requested... 8-)

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Description: I guess I just love seeing how many ways an image can be made to appear. For this version I boosted the nebula quite a bit more to allow it to cover most of the image. The boost did make the outer stars fit in better with the gaseous environment, but also nearly eliminated the black of space which is something I liked in the previous version. Well it is what it is... my version 4.0 8-)

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