M45 Pleiades

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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
Terry

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.

Dangerous Dave Astrophotography, and 332 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Terry Hancock www.downunderobservatory.com 44 months ago | reply

    Thanks Erik, although I do think now in hindsight I went a bit overboard on star reduction which in turn made it a bit too blue?.

  2. madochi 43 months ago | reply

    what can I say ? just wonderful, fascinaing, we are hypnotized by the picture, it's magik

  3. Colocho210 43 months ago | reply

    Que toma tan estupenda!

  4. J.B.B. Photography 43 months ago | reply

    beautiful. how did you take this?

    Please check out my latest work...
    nonchalance (view on black)

    [ via 'FlickrCentral' group on flickriver  --J. Blaustein Photography ]

  5. Jessy Ferreira 43 months ago | reply

    It's gorgeous!! Absolutely dreamy!!

  6. Terry Hancock www.downunderobservatory.com 43 months ago | reply


    Thanks, if you think that's dreamy did you check out my music video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=92t39Qovtco&feature=email

  7. Igi87 42 months ago | reply

    Cant get enough of your Photos, hoppe one day i can take such Photos too.

  8. gainesp2003 42 months ago | reply

    That's a deep shot, and beautifully done!

  9. Edi Eco 42 months ago | reply

    Amazing! Gorgeous! Wonderful! Congratulations! Very beautiful shot!!

    [ via 'Canon DSLR User Group' group on flickriver  --Edi Eco ]

  10. Jessy Ferreira 42 months ago | reply

    I just looked at your video!! It's awesome!! I was completely hipnotized! my mum even asked me what I was looking at...lol and she loved your video!! congrats!!!!

  11. Terry Hancock www.downunderobservatory.com 42 months ago | reply


    Well thank you Jessy, glad you liked it. Please dont forget to forward it to your friends

  12. Terry Hancock www.downunderobservatory.com 41 months ago | reply

    I apologize, somehow I overlooked your question. I shot this image using a Canon 5D Mark II, multiple frames (see the description) that were later stacked together. For a lens I used the TMB 130 5" Refractor telescope at 910mm. This is mounted on what is called an equatorial mount, specifically designed for Astronomical purposes such as astrophotography.
    I hope that helps.
    Terry

  13. nashien 40 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful!

  14. Kom_bo 36 months ago | reply

    Namasté
    Serenidad y Compasión
    Serenity and Compassion

  15. Terry Hancock www.downunderobservatory.com 33 months ago | reply


    excuse me but you cannot post spam on here

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