Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  IC 353  ·  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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The Pleiades Star Cluster (DSLR), 


            Trevor Jones
The Pleiades Star Cluster (DSLR)
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The Pleiades Star Cluster (DSLR)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED80 APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: Canon XSi (450D)

Mounts: Celestron CG5 Advanced GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50 mm Guide Scope

Focal reducers: William Optics Field Flattener III

Software: BackyardEOS

Filters: IDAS LPS

Dates:Sept. 15, 2012

Frames: 25x210"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.48%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2912922

RA center: 3h 47' 0"

DEC center: +24° 6' 57"

Pixel scale: 4.802 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 344.059 degrees

Field radius: 1.896 degrees

Resolution: 1623x2334

Data source: Traveller


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:)


Sky plot

Sky plot


The Pleiades Star Cluster (DSLR), 


            Trevor Jones

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