The Pleiades M45 24 September 2011
We had three relatively clear nights on the bounce last week, which hasn't happened since the Roman occupation ;) This was taken Saturday night, but I only managed 12 frames before some cloud rolled in, so this is just 36 minutes.
Taken with the longest lens I possess at present (200mm), and then cropped a bit to take out the remnants of the amp glow that my darks don't seem to want to deal with at the moment, it doesn't reveal a lot of detail. But it looks cute! ;)
Nikon D70 modded, 55-200 Nikkor at 185mm (cropped), f6.3, 800iso, Baader Neodymium filter.
12 x 3 min, unguided EQ5
Darks, flats and bias
Stacked and processed in DSS and CS5, with a little help from Noel's tools.