Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  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 - 20200212 - Enhanced Nebulosity

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade 2045D 4"

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 1300D

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-GTi

Focal reducers: TS-Optics F6.3 Focal reducer

Software: AstroPixel Processor  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.2  ·  Star Tools


Dates:Feb. 12, 2020

Frames: 126x30" (1h 3') ISO800 23C bin 2x2

Integration: 1h 3'

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 18.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 85.75%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 9.00

Mean SQM: 17.80

Temperature: 10.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3238688

RA center: 3h 46' 42"

DEC center: +24° 8' 6"

Pixel scale: 4.193 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 262.228 degrees

Field radius: 0.992 degrees


Resolution: 1370x1011

Locations: Home, Turin, Italy

Data source: Backyard

Description

A different kind of post-processing with StarTools is able to enhance the visibility of the nebulosity surrounding the seven sister, albeit perhaps at the cost of less faithful colors.
Noteworthy result for a total of about one hour exposure from downtown Turin and without filters.

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