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Contains:  Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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            John Michael Bell...

Technical card

Resolution: 10210x6345

Dates:Oct. 23, 2019

Frames:Optolong 2" L pro: 55x150" ISO400 bin 1x1

Integration: 2.3 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 24.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.24%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 30.00 job: 3007106

RA center: 3h 46' 39"

DEC center: +24° 12' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.162 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.454 degrees

Field radius: 1.940

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard


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John Michael Bell...
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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            John Michael Bell...