Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Maia nebula  ·  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  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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M45 Pleiades, 


M45 Pleiades
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M45 Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 127mm FCD 100

Imaging cameras: zwo ASI 1600MM Pro

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guide Scope 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Focal reducers: Explore Scientific 3" 0.7x Reducer/Flattener

Software: Topaz Labs DeNoise AI  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Lighroom  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight

Filters: ZWO Luminance 36mm  ·  ZWO GREEN 36mm  ·  ZWO BLUE 36mm  ·  ZWO RED 36mm

Accessory: Pegasus Universal Motor

Dates:Nov. 6, 2019

ZWO BLUE 36mm: 24x300" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO GREEN 36mm: 21x300" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO Luminance 36mm: 24x300" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO RED 36mm: 24x300" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.8 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 9.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 69.16%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3045675

RA center: 3h 46' 45"

DEC center: +24° 7' 40"

Pixel scale: 1.169 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.884 degrees

Field radius: 0.913 degrees

Resolution: 4510x3360

Locations: Chisago, CHISAGO CITY, Minnesota, United States

Data source: Backyard


I was having some difficulty with square halos. Lightroom did a pretty good job of removing them.



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