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Pleaides (M45)


Sunny Phil
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The star cluster M45, better known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters, originally photographed on January 17th 2020. It was taken using a DSLR with 6 images at 2 seconds exposure, ISO 6400 and 300mm focal length.

 

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The nebulosity is starting to show after only 12s that shows a lot of potential......I dont know what kit you have (mount) but if you can increase the sub length and do lots more of them it will dramatically improve.

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1 hour ago, Peter Shah said:

The nebulosity is starting to show after only 12s that shows a lot of potential......I dont know what kit you have (mount) but if you can increase the sub length and do lots more of them it will dramatically improve.

 

Unfortunately, I don't have a driven mount. If I go to 2.5 seconds I start to get trailing. One thing I have been experimenting with is reducing the focal length for these types of shots. For example, I have found that the Beehive (M44) shows better this way. I am getting the message that not everything DSLR-related is about 18mm or 300mm. There is a lot of room in between. Maybe a driven mount might be a possibility one day but, at the moment, ready cash is in short supply.

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3 minutes ago, Sunny Phil said:

 

Unfortunately, I don't have a driven mount. If I go to 2.5 seconds I start to get trailing. One thing I have been experimenting with is reducing the focal length for these types of shots. For example, I have found that the Beehive (M44) shows better this way. I am getting the message that not everything DSLR-related is about 18mm or 300mm. There is a lot of room in between. Maybe a driven mount might be a possibility one day but, at the moment, ready cash is in short supply.

when I was a teenager these driven mounts were very rare ....I made one out of a couple of pieces of wood and a hinge with a screw thread...it works great. Called a barn door tracker.. Very simple and will get you started.

 

https://www.instructables.com/Build-a-Motorized-Barn-Door-Tracker/

 

not mine just one i found on google

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