Object M45; " The Pleiades"; "The Seven Sisters"
Description M45 is a reflection nebula and open star cluster in Taurus that I captured here with a modified DSLR, and a small telescope with a focal length of 360mm. It was shot in Southern Pennsylvania at Frank Colosimo's Blue Mountain Observing Field.
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M45 by Nico Carver is licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Licesnse.
Acquisition Dates 11/08/18
Locations Blue Mtn. Vista Observing Field
Optics Astro-tech AT60ED
Mount iOptron SmartEQ Pro+
Camera Canon T3 (modified)
Filters Astronomik UV/IR Cut
ISO 800
Cooling -5C
Integration Total: 45 Minutes; 95x30"
Software Mount Control: iOptron firmware; Planetarium: Cartes Du Ciel; Acuisition: BackyardEOS; Polar Alignment: QHY Polemaster; Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5 and Photoshop CS6
RA/DEC Center 56.559, 24.064
Orientation (E of N) 84.3 degrees
Links Flickr; WorldWideTelescope
M45 in the WorldWideTelescope screenshot