M45 - Pleiades

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M45 - Pleiades
Posted by GordonH on Monday, December 30, 2013 11:17 AM

Hi
I took this in November but have only got round to processing it, it was taken with the Televue NP127is/FLI system that I am testing on a Paramount ME. This is 24x10 minutes Luminanace and 12x10 minutes each for RGB. It was taken over 4 nights. The full size version is at the following link

http://ic2.pbase.com/o9/29/869929/1/153537313.gVmAAJpH.M45.jpg

Thanks for looking
Best wishes
Gordon

 

Currently using a Tele Vue NP127/FLI (Atlas/Centreline/PL16803) prototype imaging system. Paramount ME. OS Falco guide scope and SX lodestar.

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Posted by Oliver Tunnah on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 10:45 AM

Woah! That's one of the best and deepest M45's I've ever seen. Great job!

cjw
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Posted by cjw on Friday, February 07, 2014 6:59 PM

Oliver Tunnah

Woah! That's one of the best and deepest M45's I've ever seen. Great job!

 

Took the words right out of my mouth.  Awesome picture.

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Posted by leo731 on Saturday, February 08, 2014 12:51 AM

Gordon,

Truly magnificent.  I believe this is one of the very best M45 images I have ever seen.  Even more amazing when I zoomed the image for a closer look.  Usually this degrades the image somewhat but in your image it just kept showing ever more detail.

Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful image with us.

L

A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Sunday, February 09, 2014 3:15 PM
One word only - WOW!

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars

 

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Posted by leo731 on Monday, February 17, 2014 6:11 PM

Gordon,

I noticed that the Astronomy Picture for Today looks an awful lot like yours.  I realize that objects can look the same but your had a unique framing from most and it was truly exceptional. 

Imitation is the best form of flattery I guess but yours is truly a work of art.

L

A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.

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