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Messier 45 - Pleiades


Messier 45 - Pleiades

First time combining two nights. I took an 69 minutes on Jan. 1 and another 71 minutes on Jan. 29.

Date: Jan. 1, 2019 and Jan. 29, 2020
Frames: 420x20s ISO800, 60 darks, 72 flats, 90 bias
Total time: 2 hour 20 mins.
Bortle Dark-Sky scale: 6
Temperature: 1C
Imaging camera: Canon T2i (unmodded)
Telescope: William Optics ZenithStar 73, 430mm, f/5.9, William Optics FLAT73A 1:1 Flattener
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Software: Backyard EOS, DSS
Special thanks to Steve for reprocessing my stack and making it better.



    Beautiful!  The swirls around the main M45 stars are like sweeping pastels!




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