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Strike three, the mighty pleiades - M45

After the orion nebula session we had some extra time to get another shot. (Against other astrophotographers, we haven't yet produce several hours of photo material, but the results are surprisingly good). In the future we will try to do some longer sessions and check out the impact. In the meantime, have a look at this nice pleiades-picture here. As you might know, the pleiades are visible to the naked eye, but we haven't expect to see this beautiful colors and nebulae by the camera... stunning!

Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Esprit-100ED 550mm F/5,5 APO Triplet

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro

Mount: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescope: Evoguide 50ED 242mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120MM Mini

Software: AstroPixelProcessor, ZWO ASIAIR Pro, Photoshop

Dates: January 9 2021

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland

Frames: 29x300" (gain: 0)

Integration: 145 minutes

Darks: 30 Frames

Flats: 40 Frames

Bias: 100 Frames

Moon phase: 5%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4

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