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Messier 45 - Open cluster and reflection nebula - Pleiades

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Messier 45 - click for hi resolution image
Object: Messier 45 - open cluster and reflection nebula, Taurus
Coordinates: RA: 03h 47m 00s DE: +24° 07' 00"
Location, date: Horní Příbraní (22.09.2009), Czech Republic
Telescope: Pentax SDHF with artificial cross in front of the objective lens
Focal lenght, speed: 500 mm, f/6.67
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, astrophoto modification
Senzor: 6.3 MPix APS-C, 22.7 x 15.1 mm, pixel 7.4 um
Expozure: 23x640 sec, ISO 800
Filter: -
Mount: Celestron CG5-Advanced GT
Pointer: Sky-Watcher, 75/500 mm