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I forgot to share this one last month.  Between travel for business and brutally cold weather closing down my nearby imaging location in the mountains I have not had time to image this year.  This was taken at the beginning of December and contains a very busy wide field splitting the constellations Taurus and Perseus.  The better known DSO's are M45 the Pleiades reflection nebula and NGC 1499 the California emission nebula.  The center of the image contains a dark nebula which I am not familiar with and the rest of the region is quite heavily laden in ISM interstellar medium dust.  This image was taken with my unmodded T3i

 

 

Information about this image
camera: unmodded T3i
ISO:1600
Exposures: 102 x 100s
Darks: 5 ugh, mishap
Bias:450 frame master
Flats:35
Lens:SMC Pentax M* 50mm F1.7 stopped to F4
SQM: 21.1
Seeing: 3/5
Transparency:3/5 

Calibrated and partially processed in Pixinsight and finished off in Photoshop CC 2017.

 

 

30825037053_5547465538_b.jpgM45 and California by Wes Schwarz, on Flickr

Edited by Calypsob
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lovely widefield, with lots of faint detail.

Thanks for sharing

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Very nice image. The California looks lovely, and so natural too.

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Lovely shot with lots of detail.  I'd be tempted to up the saturation a little to bring out the red in the California and the blue in the Pleiades??

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