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M45; Pleiades Cluster

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Object(s): M45; Pleiades Cluster; Seven Sisters; star cluster w/ nebula
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED 102mm APO f/6.9
Camera: Atik 383L+
Mount: Meade LX200GPS w/ Superwedge, permanent pier
Filters: Astrodon LRGB Tru-Balance E-Series
Focus and
GoldFocus Plus Collimation Mask and Analysis Software v3.0
Autoguide: GoldGuide v2.1 w/ Meade 12" LX200GPS f/8.2, Meade DSI Pro II
Exposure: L:R:G:B = 152:50:50:50; 30 sec. subframes; total 5.0 hours
Process: LLRGB; second L is the RGB composite; proprietary software, PixInsight 1.8, Photoshop CS4
FOV: 85' x 63'
Date(s): 21 & 22 December 2013
Credit: Copyright © 2013 Jeff Winter, click for Inquiries