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M45 - The Pleiades













  Object Open Cluster, The Pleiades (M45), in Taurus; Merope Nebula (IC349); Maia Nebula (NGC1432)
  Telescope (Photo) Televue 85 refractor w/0.8 focal reducer (f/5.6)
  Telescope (Guiding) Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT @ f/6.3
  Camera (Photo) Canon 20Da DSLR
  Camera (Guiding) SBIG ST-4 (direct drive of guiding telescope)
  Exposure Detail Addition-combination of best 10 of 11 images at 480 seconds each, ISO400; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 2.75; final image processing using Photoshop CS2
  Location Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida  (N29.409, W82.860)
  Date 02/27/06