M45, Pleiades Star Cluster

 

M45

Object: M45, Pleiades Star Cluster and associated nebulae
Telescope: Televue NP-101 (4" apochromatic refractor)
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: Stellavue S80/9D refractor supported by a Robin Casady TGAD (Tandem Guidescope Aiming Device); Orion StarShoot AutoGuider & PHD guiding software
Camera: QSI 583ws
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
Exposures: Two 6-minute exposures each filter, processed in MaximDL and Photoshop.
Location: East Coast Star Party, Coinjock, NC
Date/Time: 23 October 2011 / 04:30 UTC
Comments: This is the first image taken with my new QSI 583ws CCD camera  It was just a practice run and no calibration frames were taken.  There were also clouds passing through during some exposures.