M 45 Pleiades Open Star Cluster

M 45 Pleiades Cluster

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Object: M 45 Pleiades Star Cluster Constellation Taurus

Distance: 400 Light Years

Date(s) Taken: Feb 16-19, 2007

Telescope: Takahashi 102S / Flat Field Corrector

Focal Length: 800 mm

Camera: ST 2000 XM operating at -20 deg C

Resolution: 1.91 Arc-seconds / Pixel

Exposures: 5 hours total duration

21 Red - 5 Minute Images binned 1x1

19 Green - 5 Minute Images binned 1x1

22 Blue - 5 Minute Images binned 1x1

M45 Collimation Map

M45 Flat Field Map

 

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