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The Pleiades star cluster | by mudge.stephen
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The Pleiades star cluster

Last night was the first clear Moonless night for a while, so I drove an hour Southwest of Brisbane and took some test shots of some of the larger deep sky objects to see how my 100mm macro lens performs for astrophotography.

The Pleiades (also known as the Seven Sisters) is a galactic star cluster approximately 135 light years from Earth. It contains many young, hot blue stars, and the light from these stars can be seen reflecting off dust in the region.

This image is 30 x 30 second exposures in a Star Adventurer Mini tracker, with the lens at f/4 and 3200 iso. Processed using DeepSkyStacker and Lightroom 5.

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Uploaded on December 28, 2018