Webcam, Part of Pleiades.....

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Webcam, Part of Pleiades.....

Post by smerral »

Well, I was going for a fourth clear night in a row but the cloud did for me. I just had time to grab part of the Pleiades before the cloud rolled in. The sky wasn't really dark, so I took a few 30 second exposures. I managed to bring out the nebulosity in photoshop and add the sky background as a layer:


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Post by Brian »

You really need a 0.5x reducer for the webcam to get more stars in. Might help with M31 as well?

Great nebulosity!
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Post by Ender Of Days »

I was thinking the same,
It looks like the f.o.v through my 125 of the pleiades too,

Hope you/we get more clear nights :)


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Post by smerral »

Thanks guys, but that was WITH the 0.5. I really need to take several shots and combine them. I did this with the double cluster and it worked really well. :)
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Post by astroeyes »

4 clear nights in a row! That's not fair. But, a great image despite the very small field of view. It's always good to get up close so to speak and you've captured some nice detail.
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