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M45 Pleiades Cluster

M45 Pleiades Cluster

Final edit of the M45 image assembled and processed two weeks ago. I found the license key to my HDR software from my old PC, and have always found that HDR can extract extra detail with DSOs if applied correctly.

Image Details:
Imaging Scope: AstroTelescopes 80mm ED Refractor
Imaging Camera: Nikon D7000
Guiding Scope: William Optics 66mm Petzval Refractor
Guiding Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Light Frames: 17*8 minutes @ ISO800
Flat Frames: 40
Bias Frames: 40
Dark Frames: 7
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Final single image processed in Photomatix Pro
Tweaked in Adobe Lightroom

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