PleiadesOpen Star Cluster in Taurus
|Other Names/Objects||Subaru | The Seven Sisters|
|Optics||Takahashi TOA-150 f/7.33 triplet apochromatic refractor|
|Mount||Software Bisque Paramount ME II|
|Camera||FLI MicroLine KAI-11002-C at -25°C|
|Exposure||120 minutes (12 x 10 minutes)|
|Calibration||24 darks | 0 flats | 0 flat darks | 0 bias|
|Accessories||Takahashi 67 Field Flattener | Autoguided using a Takahashi FS-60Q telescope and SBIG ST-i guide camera|
|Location||CaliforniaStars Observatory in Landers, California|
|Date||November 26, 2017|
The Pleiades is one of the best-known open star clusters in the sky owing to its brightness and dominance in the northern hemisphere's winter sky. The brightest stars here formed from the same gas cloud and are considered fairly young stars.
Processing: TheSkyX for acquisition. MaxIm DL Pro v6 for calibrate, Bayer CFA interpolation, register, and combine. Photoshop CC for curves, levels, saturation, resize and JPG compression.
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