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M45 Pleiades

I am so fascinated with this target and how much data I was able to pull just from 3 x 15 minute subs a couple of nights ago I decided to re shoot M45 and try to get a few hours on it. To maximise the wide field of the camera and to fit the surrounding area I rotated the camera 90 degrees. Here is 6 x 15 minute subs at 800ISO from last night. I hope to be adding more photons during the week.


Thanks for looking.

Clear Skies



Location: Fremont Michigan

Date of Shoot 14th September 2010

Camera: modified Canon 5D Mark II

6x15 min sub exposures at 800ISO with flat and dark frames.

Scope: TMB130SS F7 Refractor using WO/TMB 2.7" Field Flattener.

Auto-guided with Orion Auto Guider on Stellarvue 10x60

Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250 (pier mounted)

Image Acquired using Nebulosity II, stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and processed with Photoshop CS3.


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Uploaded on September 14, 2010