M45 – Pleiades

The Pleiades also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, are an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the star clusters nearest Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.

The cluster is dominated by hot blue and luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Reflection nebulae around the brightest stars were once thought to be left over material from the formation of the cluster, but are now considered likely to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium through which the stars are currently passing.

Plejady / Pleiades - M45
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NGC 2264 – Christmas Tree Cluster / Collinder 112

Object is located in the Monoceros constellation and are located about 800 parsecs or 2,600 light-years from Earth. NGC 2264 is the location where the Cone Nebula, the Stellar Snowflake Cluster and the Christmas Tree Cluster have formed in this emission nebula. For reference, the Stellar Snowflake Cluster is located 2,700 light years away in the constellation Monoceros. The Monoceros constellation is not typically visible by the naked eye due to its lack of colossal stars.

NGC 2264 – Christmas Tree Cluster / Collinder 112

Źródło: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2264

Unfortunately, the source photos contain a lot of noise. Probably all because of the unusual ISO that I set in the camera and other option that has been turned on. I’ve been experimented and realized that the settings I had on the camera definitely sucked. Today I think that I know, what is the key steps to taking good photos on my Canon.

  • Photographs (Oct. 2019) has been taken at Zwardoń.
  • Equipment: Canon 6D, Newton 100/200 [mm], comma corrector, NEQ6Pro., MGen II autoguider.
  • Composition: APP
  • Processing: Raw Therapee + GIMP + dodatki (Linux)
  • Lights: 8 x 479[s], ISO 1000
  • Darks, Bias, Flats, DarkFlats