Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  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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Pleiades, the "Seven Sisters" in 2020, 


            Michael S.
Pleiades, the "Seven Sisters" in 2020
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Pleiades, the "Seven Sisters" in 2020

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Lacerta Carbon Photonewton 254/1200

Imaging cameras: NIKON D810a

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ8 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher EvoGuide 50ED

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN 3 Camera

Focal reducers: Pal Gyulai GPU Koma Korrector

Software: PixInsight 1.8

Accessory: Lacerta MGEN 3 autoguider

Dates:Aug. 22, 2020

Frames: 18x300"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~24

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~70

Avg. Moon age: 3.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.67%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3963256

RA center: 3h 47' 34"

DEC center: +24° 10' 44"

Pixel scale: 2.414 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.070 degrees

Field radius: 1.008 degrees

Resolution: 2500x1668

Locations: My lovely garden, J-City, Burgenland, Austria

Data source: Backyard


Just realized today that I've forgotten to upload that short visit to the Pleiades in late August.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Pleiades, the "Seven Sisters" in 2020, 


            Michael S.