M 45 The Pleiades
M45 Pleiades

M45 Pleiades HDR version HDR

0bject M45 The Pleiades, Open cluster in Taurus
Date November 2-5, 2016
Exposure LRGB 180:60:60:60 (HDR 32:10:10:10)
Camera STL11000M with AstroDon Gen II filters (water-assisted cooling)
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS6, GradientXterminator, AstroActions
Comments Moderate seeing; target only about 35 degrees altitude


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M45 Open Cluster in Taurus (Pleiades)
Date November 27, 2013
Exposure (L)RGB (80):80:80:80  (unbinned; L synthesized from R+G+B))
Camera STL11000M w/ AstroDon Gen II filters
Telescope ASA N10 f/3.6 on AP 900 GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS5, GradientXerminator, AstroActions
Comments Moderate to poor seeing


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M45 Open Cluster in Taurus (Pleiades)
Date November 7 & 19, 2009
Exposure (L)RGB (60):60:60:60 (unbinned; L synthesized from R+G+B))
Camera STL11000M w/ Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA N10 f/3.6 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, GradientXerminator, AstroActions
Comments Moderate seeing both nights; light pollution worse than last year


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M45 Open Cluster in Taurus (Pleiades)
Date January 13, 2009
Exposure LRGB 72:24:22:26 (unbinned; L synthesized from R+G+B))
Camera STL11000M w/ Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA N10 f/3.6 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Remote guide head with E-finder
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, FITS Liberator, GradientXerminator
Comments Cold; shot during a brief 2 hour break in clouds


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M45 Open Cluster in Taurus (Pleiades)
Date December 6, 2008
Exposure LRGB 50:50:35:50 (unbinned)
Camera STL11000M w/ Astronomik filters
Telescope Takahashi FSQ 106N f/5 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Remote guide head with E-finder
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, FITS Liberator, GradientXerminator
Comments Cold, clear with 1st quarter moon high in the sky.  Checkout of repaired camera.


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M45 Open Cluster in Taurus (Pleiades)
Date October 21, 2007
Exposure LRGB 10:10:8:10 (unbinned; luminance synthesized from RGB)
Camera STL11000M w/ Astronomik filters
Telescope Takahashi Sky90 f/4.5 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Remote guide head
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS2, FITS Liberator, GradientXerminator
Comments Moderate seeing, mild temps; image cropped ~30%


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M45 Open Cluster in Taurus (Pleiades)
Date December 5, 6, and 8, 2006
Exposure LRGB 72:33:30:45
Camera ST2000XM with SBIG filters
Telescope Takahashi Sky90 f/4.5 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Self-guided
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS2, FITS Liberator, GradientXerminator
Comments Partial moonlight, cold and clear

 


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M45 Pleiades - Open Cluster in Taurus
Date 11/1/2005
Exposure RBG 15:15:25 
Camera SXV-H9 w/ Schuler filters
Telescope Takahashi Sky90 f/4.5 on Losmandy G11 w/ Gemini
Guiding ST-4 guided
Processing MaximDL,  Photoshop, FITS Liberator, Astro Actions
Comments Cold, clear, moderate seeing