M45 08-30-2016 ZS80 QSI583wsg
M45 the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters. Open star cluster and reflection nebula in Taurus. Taken @ Cherry Springs State Park the morning of 08-30-2016.
William Optics Zenithstar 80; TeleVue Flattener/Reducer; QSI583wsg; Baader LRGB filters. Guided off axis with a Starlight Xpress Lodestar guider on a HEQ-5 mount. LRGB, luminance 16 @ 10 minutes each binned 1x1, RGB 25 each @ 4 minutes binned 2x2. Aquired in AstoArt. Calibrated and stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. Processed in Photoshop. Diffraction spikes added with “Star Spikes Pro”