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Second go at Pleiades!

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Hi guys!

Been a long time since I last posted here. I've been on a small hiatus but now I've got more time on my hands so I can start getting into it again, hooray!

I saw Pleiades is visible again at a decent hour so I thought to myself, why not try and take some shots of it again? I've assembled a thingy to create diffraction spikes with my refractor a few months back for star clusters so this was the perfect time to field test it!

Results are excellent, well, in my opinion at least!

C&C are always welcome.

Here's the stack info:

  • 75 x 90 second frames @ ISO 1600
  • 0 bias frames
  • 0 dark frames
  • 600mm focal length
  • f/7.5
  • HEQ5 Tracking Mount
  • Modded Canon EOS 1100D
  • Baader Neodymium Filter
  • Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and processed in Photoshop/Lightroom


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Nice shot looks like the diffraction spike thingy has worked fine

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Yep worked like a charm! Now I don't have to fiddle with photoshop to create them :)

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That is a great image. You can clearly see the color blue/yellow difference in the 2 close stars in the center. Could perhaps go a bit tougher in the color tuning to bring them out. Keep up the great work.

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