The Pleiades with the ASI2600MC

Okay, the world doesn’t need any more pictures of M45, right? Or do they? It’s one of the brightest and prettiest objects in the night sky, so it deserves many looks. This is also one of my first images with the ZWO ASI2600MC, so I figured it would be helpful to share it.

  • Exposures: 355×60s (gain=100, -10ºC)
    • Total exposure time: 5 hours 55 minutes
    • Taken nights of 9/19-20 from Doylestown, PA
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED with 0.73x reducer (f/3.6)
  • Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC
  • Mount: Takahashi EM-200
  • Guiding: Orion Starshoot Autoguider on 50 mm finder scope
  • Processing: AstroPixelProcessor, PixInsight

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