Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  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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M45, 



    
        

            Alex Ranous
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            Alex Ranous
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M45

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Physics AP 130 GTX
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD QHY268PH M
Mounts
Astro-Physics 1100GTO-AE
Filters
Astrodon B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2
Accessories
Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator · Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox V2 · QHYCCD QHYCFW3M-US · Starlight Instruments Handy Stepper Motor HSM35 · Optec Alnitak Flat Device Flip Flat · Astro-Physics QUAD TCC 0.72x
Software
PixInsight · Astro-Physics APCC Pro · Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator pro

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 10, 2021 ·  Nov. 11, 2021 ·  Nov. 12, 2021 ·  Nov. 28, 2021
Frames:
Astrodon B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 60x120" (2h) (gain: 0.00) -5°C bin 1x1
Astrodon G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 60x120" (2h) (gain: 0.00) -5°C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 195x60" (3h 15') (gain: 0.00) -5°C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 60x120" (2h) (gain: 0.00) -5°C bin 1x1
Integration:
9h 15'
Avg. Moon age:
11.28 days
Avg. Moon phase:
47.08%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5368342

RA center: 03h46m45s.1

DEC center: +24°0740

Pixel scale: 1.311 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 345.169 degrees

Field radius: 1.349 degrees

Resolution: 6175x4085

Locations: Backyard Observatory, Redwood City, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I finally got around to processing this data from November.  I used short exposures to cut down the bloat on the main stars.  Pre-processing so many subs takes forever on my setup.  I can only imagine the pain doing this with a IMX455 based camera.

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M45, 



    
        

            Alex Ranous