M45 - 20041218


M45, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters is an open star cluster with faint reflection nebulosity around it.

Constellation that it's located in: Taurus

Imaging Site: My back-yard in San Diego, Ca.

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Date: 18 Dec 2004

Scope and f/: Takahashi FSQ-106N at f/5.

Mount: Piggy-backed on an wedge mounted N11GPS.

Guiding: STV Deluxe

Camera: Canon 10D, ISO 800 and raw mode.

Camera temperature: N/A

Camera binning: N/A

Number of sub-images and exposure: Sixteen 6-minute exposures

Filters: IDAS LPF (Light Pollution Filter)

Image Calibration: Dark and flat.

Processing with: ImagesPlus and Photoshop.

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