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Pleiades M45


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About this observation
Robert James Stuart
Time of observation
02/01/2017 - 19:34
M45 Pleiades
Observing location
Rhayader Mid Wales
C8-N f5 Newtonian
SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro mount
Nikon D800
Stack of 5x 180s exposure iso 640
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This was a stack of 5 * 180s guided exposures with a Nikon D800 iso 640 with noise and long exposure reduction. Telescope was Celestron CN-8 f5 Newtonian. A Baader field flattener was used. Mount was Skywatcher EQ6 Pro.

Used to do a lot of astrophotography years ago on film, guiding by eye, so now getting back into it using digital means and auto guiders. This was one of my first images. Stacked manually and processed in Photoshop. 


dawson's picture

Amazing. so much nebulosity! Wow. Are the diffraction spikes all natural or augmented? A great capture. well done.

Thank you. The diffraction spikes are real, courtesy of the secondary mirror vanes. Some people like them, others don't!

I live in a dark sky site, so it was good to see so much nebulosity come out.

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