Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

The Pleiades - M45

 

The Pleiades or "Seven Sisters" according to Greek mythology, are located in the constellation of Taurus.  M45 is one of the most beautiful open clusters, easy visible to the naked eye. The young cluster is sorrounded by blue nebulosity illuminated by the light reflected from the near hot stars.

 

- Date / Location : 19/10/2001 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : Astro-Physics Traveler 105mm f/6 EDFS  with AP Field Flattener - Nikon F3 
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Composite of two 30-minute on un-hypered Kodak PJ400 Film
- Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop 6.0
- Note : Dry climate, very windy

 


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