Pleiades, M45
Copyright 2011
Larry Phillips
Pleiades, M45 (NGC 1976) in the constellation Taurus

Open cluster with nebulosity

Distance: 380 light years
Camera: Canon 350D DSLR with Hutech modification
Telescope: Nikon 300mm F4 ED lens exposed at F5.6
Mount: Losmandy G11 with Gemini Control with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier with
                  autoguiding via an ST-2000XM CCD thru an Astrophysics Starfire 130 EDT F8
Images: 10 color images of 5 minutes each for a total of 50 minutes exposure
Date: November 2007
Software: Camera and guider control - CCDSoft, calibration and stacking in ImagesPlus, further processing in Photoshop CS2.