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Observation by Ian Sharp: M45 - The Pleiades

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Ian Sharp

Observer

Ian Sharp

Observed

2021 Dec 08 - 00:00

Uploaded

2021 Dec 09 - 10:22

Objects

The Pleiades (M45)

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Constellation

Taurus

Field centre

RA: 03h46m
Dec: +24°06'
Position angle: -88°21'

Field size

2°53' × 1°53'

Equipment
  • Takahashi FSQ-85EDX f/5.3 Quadruplet APO Refractor
  • QHY268C CMOS OSC Camera
  • Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 Pro Mount
  • Pegasus Astro FocusCube2 auto focuser
  • ZWO 60mm F/4.67 guide scope
  • ZWO ASI290MM Mini mono guide camera
  • Astronomik L Filter
Exposure

174 x 300s

Location

Ham Observatory, Near Selsey, UK

Target name

M45

Title

M45 - The Pleiades

About this image

Taken over two nights in November and early December 2021. A total of 14.5 hours of exposure all in 5 minute sub-exposures.

More details and photos of the setup are here: http://www.astro-sharp.com/2021/09/29/my-new-deep-sky-imaging-setup/

All calibration and processing in PixInsight.

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