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Astrophotography Brian A. Morganti


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M45 - The Pleiades

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The Pleiades (also known as the "seven sisters") is an open star cluster readily recognized by its "little dipper" shape.  On January evenings it can be found nearly directly overhead.  The blue nebulosity can not be seen visually.

IMAGE DETAILS:

  • Date & Location:  October 3, 2010 - Indian Lake, NY

  • Weather:  Calm wind - 36F.

  • Sky Conditions:  Clear with above average transparency. 

  • Optics:  70-200mm f2.8 set to 200mm f3.5.

  • Filter:  None

  • Mount:  AstroTrac TT320X-AG

  • Guiding:  None

  • Camera:  Canon T1i (500D) Hap Griffin Modified - Baader UV/IR

  • Exposure:  19 minutes (2 - 5min & 2 - 4 1/2 min) @ ISO 1600, RAW

  • Calibration Frames:  In camera dark frame subtraction

  • Processing:  Images Plus 3.82b, Photoshop CS4, NIK 

  • Comments:  First night out with the AstroTrac---Polar Aligned. 

 

                                                                        

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