M45 - The Pleiades
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
Catalog: Messier 45

Magnitude:
0.0

Size:

Constellation:
Taurus

Common Name or Description: 
The Seven Sisters
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Click Here to Enlarge Image -  2687 x 1791 - 1.2 megs - 67% of original size
Date Taken:  9/10/04                      Location:  Anza, CA
Equipment: 
Takahashi FSQ-106  telescope & SBIG STL11000 CCD camera
Exposure: 
LRGB = 60/30/20/30 (600 second individual exposures in luminance)
Notes:      
A first light image with a new CCD camera.  Note the faint nebulas IC353 & 354 in the frame of the image.
Image processed using Rob Gendler's LLRGB techniques - process details at http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/LLRGB.html
Compare the 1200 x 800 version above with the traditional LRGB image at the following link:  http://laastro.com/M45-LGB-A4C.jpg
Processing information below