Pleiades Star Cluster in Taurus

RA Zentrum: 03h46m59s.99

DEC Zentrum: +24°06′55″.5

Date: December 15. 2022

Telescope: Omegon Pro APO AP 104/650 ED Triplet

  • Aperture: 104 mm
  • Focal length: 650 mm

Recording camera: ZWO ASI2600MM Pro

Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Exposure time: 4h 


R: 80 x 60″

G: 81 x 60″

B: 80 x 60″

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight, Skylum Luminar AI

The Pleiades (also Atlantians, or Seven Sisters) is an open star cluster that can be seen with the naked eye. It consists of many hundreds of young stars. In the Messier catalog it has the designation M 45. Located almost 444 light-years from Earth, the Pleiades are about 125 million years old.

A clear sky and temperatures of -11°C, a real challenge for the equipment! I had several attempts. In the end, two additional dew heaters were a good choice …