The Pleiades by obsidianphotos
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The Pleiades

by obsidianphotos in Astrophotography

The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters (Messier object 45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.

31/10/2011
Canon EOS 1000D
Baader Coma Corrector
10 inch (25cm) F/4 Newtonian Reflector Telescope
NEQ6 PRO Computerised Goto Mount
Orion 80mm ShortTube Guide Scope
Synguider Autoguider
16 X 5 minute exposures (1 hour 20 minutes total exposure time)
ISO 800
Dark Frames subtracted (15 X 5min)
Images stacked and alligned in Deep Sky Stacker
Final processing in Photoshop Elements 8.0

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