The Pleiades again

Sleeping during a workweek is important! so this image was made unattended – counting on good luck. At the start of the session around midnight the sky was still covered with some high cirrus. At least the street lighting was already switched off.

Image data: Nikon 180mm tele F5.6, no filters, 82x180seconds or about 4 hours of data. It proves the IFN is also visible from light-polluted area’s without the use of filters.

M45 Nikon 180mm ED D750 83x180s no filter SQM 2030 66% St-avg-14292.0s-WC_1_3.0_none-x_1.0_LZ3-NS-full-StSh-add-sc_BWMV_nor-AAD-RL-noMBB_1stLNC_it3-mod-lpc-cbg v3

 

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“The Day After” and NGC7331 with his friends

After a full night of semi-automated imaging the scope stands in the sunlight and is in need of a comb to tidy up all the loose cables.  The target was NGC7331 of which 6 hours of fotons were gathered.

 

NGC7331 60x300s ISO800 Esprit120 F7 Nikon D750 SCM2040 4OKT2018 CROP 66% v2

 

A few days later I imaged the same object using the C11 and the F/7 reducer:

The “Deer Lick group” of NGC7331 and his little buddy galaxies, and bottom left the famous “Stephan’s Quintet”. C11 + Starizona LF Reducer 64x300s