M45 Pleiades

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M45 Pleiades

Postby andrewscomputers » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:53 pm

Hi all had an experiment with my 60mm Guider scope on the 27th October and this is the result.I hope you enjoy and I used my mono camera.
Andy
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Re: M45 Pleiades

Postby Aratus » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:31 pm

I find the most difficult part of getting an image of the Pleiades is fitting it on all on one shot. It is quite a large object. What length of exposure did you use?
I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
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Re: M45 Pleiades

Postby andrewscomputers » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi Aratus thanks for the reply,I used trigger mode on the software and what I can remember,I did 10 shots at 30 seconds which then stacked them together as a jpeg image.I was quite impressed as it was just a mono image as I could not use my reflector as the camera only picks up part of pleiades.I have yet to use my colour camera as I could not get enough back focus.So I have got another extension added on the 60mm to see if I can get the colour cam to focus as I am just experimenting at the moment to see what I can achieve with basic equipment.
Thanks
Andy
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