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Pleiades Star Cluster



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Paul S Preece

Pleiades Star Cluster

Equipment:

  • Stellarvue SVX080T
  • Losmandy G11G mount
  • ZWO ASI071MC Pro camera @ 90 bias 35 offset -5c
  • Optolong L-Pro filter

Software:
  • Sequence Generator Pro
  • Deep Sky Stacker
  • PixInsight

Subs:
  • 135x120s = ~4 hours
  • Dithered every 3rd sub
  • Master Dark, 72x120s

Processing:
  • Stacked in DSS using Bayer Drizzle with lights and darks only
  • Dynamic Crop & Dynamic Background Extraction
  • EZ Denoise > EZ Soft Stretch > EZ Star Reduction
  • CloneStamp, to fix hot pixels (need to update my master darks!)
  • ColorSaturation, to bring out blues and reds
  • CurvesTransformation, to reduce background and shift blues away from cyan
  • RangeMask + ColorSaturation, to reduce color noise in the background






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