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Observation by Simon Dawes: Hyades and Pleiades Star Clusters at Kel...

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Simon Dawes


Simon Dawes


2017 Sep 22 - 01:00


2017 Oct 13 - 11:06


The Pleiades (M45)
The Hyades (Collinder 50)

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Field centre

RA: 04h14m
Dec: +21°38'
Position angle: +23°42'

Field size

22° × 15°

  • 50mm Lens F3.5
  • Canon EOS 600D (Full Spectrum Mod)
  • CLSCCD clip-in filter
  • iOptron Star Tracker

51x 60s exposures


Kellingheath Englanf

Target name

Hyades and Pleiades


Hyades and Pleiades Star Clusters at Kellingheath

About this image

I took this image early morning on the 22nd September 2017, it was a warm night and the Hyades and Pleiades were beginning to rise so I felt compelled to image them – Living in London it is very difficult to take this sort of image due to the light pollution and really September is a bit too early as they are low in the sky, but I only visit dark sites in Autumn and Spring so this was my only chance.

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