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Observation by Tim Haymes: Taurus Molecular cloud and environs

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Tim Haymes

Observer

Tim Haymes

Observed

2020 Dec 19 - 23:18

Uploaded

2020 Dec 21 - 12:20

Objects

NGC1746
NGC1499
M45
M35

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Constellation

Taurus

Field centre

RA: 05h00m
Dec: +23°35'
Position angle: +18°33'

Field size

35° × 24°

Equipment
  • Canon 60Da, CLS filter, 35mm lens at F2.2
  • Vixen Polarie
Exposure

9 x 30s RAW

Location

Steeple Aston

Target name

Taurus dark cloud and surrounding Hii regions

Title

Taurus Molecular cloud and environs

About this image

A favourite area of mine with many well known objects surrounding a dark star-forming (?) region in Taurus. Even in a relatively dark sky a CLS filter makes a big improvement in contrast - Deep Sky Stacker saved as FITS, and post processed in AstroArt 5 using adaptive subtract gradient (flat field) and curves. Contrast adjusted with Paint Shop Pro 5.

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