Darin E. Fields' Astrophotography Pages

M45: The Pleiades Open Cluster with Nebulosity

12 minute exposure with the 8" newtonian on Kodak Royal Gold Select 400. This image was manually guided using a b/w quickcam and the QCV2 software which has a crosshair function. My previous attempt was about two minutes (see the images from the first roll). Knowing now that I can expose much longer from my backyard, I will give this cluster another try.

Exposure: 20 minutes on unhypered Fuji SHQ 100
Camera: Minolta SRT-100
Guiding: ST-4 @ f/10 on Lumicon GEG
Telescope:C11 @ f/6.5
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Processing:Photoshop 6.0
Date:November 2001