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Contains:  Maia nebula, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, The star Celaeno (16Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star ηTau
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M45 The Pleiades LRGB, 


M45 The Pleiades LRGB
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M45 The Pleiades LRGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 254F4 Reflector Newtonian skywatcher newton 10 inch F4 Carbon

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool ZWO ASI 1600MM cool

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding cameras: QHY5 Guidecam

Focal reducers: Skywatcher quatro coma corrector

Software: APT - Astro Photography Tool  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  AstroPixel Processor  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik Deep-Sky B Filter  ·  Astronomik Deep-Sky G Filter  ·  Astronomik Deep-Sky R Filter

Accessory: zwo ewf 5 filterwheel zwo

Dates:Oct. 27, 2019

Astronomik Deep-Sky B Filter: 20x120" (gain: 75.00) bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky G Filter: 20x120" (gain: 75.00) bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky R Filter: 23x120" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.1 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 28.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.63%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3030571

RA center: 3h 46' 9"

DEC center: +24° 9' 54"

Pixel scale: 1.981 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 291.927 degrees

Field radius: 0.628 degrees

Resolution: 4615x3475

Locations: Home base Full Observatory, Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands

Data source: Backyard


I already captured the Pleiades with my Vixen refractor,but i thought to do it with the newton too because of the spikes.
It really shows allot more details in the nebula.

Hope you like it,greetings.

p.s well it seems i also captured a astroid.
Picture can be seen here

discoverd by sky-watcher (johny)



License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Final
    M45 The Pleiades LRGB, 




Description: thanks to Johnny (skywatcher) for the Photo of the Astroid.

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M45 The Pleiades LRGB,