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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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Pleiades (M45), 


            Bertrand Lemasle
Pleiades (M45)
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Pleiades (M45)

Technical card

Dates:Jan. 20, 2020

63x120" ISO800
16x150" ISO800

Integration: 2.8 hours

Darks: ~26

Flats: ~7

Flat darks: ~7

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 25.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.65%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 2.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3228458

RA center: 3h 46' 44"

DEC center: +24° 7' 15"

Pixel scale: 3.463 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 349.854 degrees

Field radius: 1.815 degrees

Resolution: 3132x2106

Data source: Backyard


Mistakes were made on that session, and I had only a few flats and dark flats left. Despite those hiccups, the result is one of my favorite image so far.



Bertrand Lemasle
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Pleiades (M45), 


            Bertrand Lemasle