M45 – The Pleiades – Kelling Heath, Sep 2015

M45 – The Pleiades

Another image taken at Kelling Heath Star Party – M45, the Pleiades in Taurus.  This is the closest star cluster to us, and glows blue with the young stars, embedded in whispy nebulosity.  Captured in 2015, but only now am I happy with the processing.  It consists of 60 mins of 10-min subs (my longest subs ever!), with the modded Canon 1100D.  Taken through the Starwave 102ED mounted on the HEQ5, and guided by the Lodestar through my 10×60 Altair finder-guider.  Stacked and calibrated in Maxim DL, and post-processed in Photoshop and Lightroom.  Again, I’ve recently been going for a more natural look, even if it means slightly less nebulosity being visible.  I’m trying to avoid the over-processed look these days!

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4 Responses

  1. Emad Moussa says:

    Very nice!!

  2. Christopher John says:

    That is very good.

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