Pleiades – M45 – 7 Sisters

In Astrophotography by Matt Shetzer

Pleiades – M45 – 7 Sisters

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The nine brightest stars of the Pleiades are named for the Seven Sisters of Greek mythology: Sterope, Merope, Electra, Maia, Taygeta, Celaeno, and Alcyone, along with their parents Atlas and Pleione. These beautiful blue stars are visible with the naked eye, and you see them daily on the road is they are the symbol for Subaru.


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Other Names contained in imageM45, 7 Sisters
Imaging telescopes or lensesTakahashi FSQ -106ED4
Imaging camerasQHY268M
MountsSoftware Bisque Paramount MYT
Focal reducersNone
SoftwareSoftware Bisque The Sky X, N.I.N.A., PHD Lab PHD2, Viking,  PixInsight, Photoshop, Lightroom, StarSpikes
FiltersAstrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  36mm unmounted.
AccessoriesMoonlite NightCrawler 35 focuser, Maxdome II, Digital Loggers Pro Switch, Sky Alert Weather Station, Pegagsus Ultimate Powerbox v2, Starlight Xpress filter wheel.
Guiding Telescope or LensesOrion 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding CameraZWO ASI290MM Mini
Imaging Dates8/30/22,8/31/22,9/1/22,10/5/22,10/29/22
FramesLuminance: 51×180″ (3.7h)  Gain 25, Photographic Mode, Temp -10C, Bin 1×1
Red: 31×180″ (1.83h) Gain 25, Photographic Mode, Temp -10C, Bin 1×1
Green: 28×180″ (1.75h) Gain 25, Photographic Mode, Temp -10C, Bin 1×1
Blue: 26×180″ (1.75h) Gain 25, Photographic Mode, Temp -10C, Bin 1×1
Integration6h 8m
Flats20 per Filter
Flat Darks40
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:2
RA center56.6664
DEC center24.17974
Pixel scale3.76
Resolution6280 x 4210
LocationsSirus 3.5m Observatory, Carbondale Colorado
Data sourceBackyard
Post Processing TechniquesPixInsight to Photoshop to Lightroom
Median FWHM PixelsL 2.209, R 2.118, G 2.115, B 2.234
Pleiades – M45 – 7 Sisters was last modified: January 23rd, 2023 by Matt Shetzer