Sunday, October 17, 2010

A New Pleiades

While waiting for the Witch Head Nebula to rise, I pointed the ST80 at The Pleiades.  I was curious to see how an image of it might turn out.  This image was composed from 18 3-minute subs at ISO-1600:

Messier 45, The Pleiades


  1. Very nice, Rory! Amazing what the little scope can do! Val

  2. Very good photo! The nebulosity came out very clearly. I need to try M45 - have never imaged it. Keep up the great work, mate.