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Contains:  IC 353, Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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The Pleiades Star Cluster (DSLR), 





    
        

            Trevor Jones
The Pleiades Star Cluster (DSLR)

The Pleiades Star Cluster (DSLR)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Explore Scientific ED80 APO Triplet

Imaging camera:Canon XSi (450D)

Mount:Celestron CG5 Advanced GT

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 50 mm Guide Scope

Focal reducer:William Optics Field Flattener III

Software:BackyardEOS

Filter:IDAS LPS

Resolution: 1623x2334

Dates:Sept. 15, 2012

Frames: 25x210"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.48%

Astrometry.net job: 2912922

RA center: 56.753 degrees

DEC center: 24.116 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.802 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 344.059 degrees

Field radius: 1.896 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

Here is the Pleiades, circa 2012! This was shot using my stock (at the time) Canon 450D and Explore Scientific ED80 APO. I set up my old Celestron CG-5 mount under Bortle Class 4 skies about 45-minutes from home. Dark skies sure do make processing a lot more enjoyable! Thanks for looking:)

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The Pleiades Star Cluster (DSLR), 





    
        

            Trevor Jones