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Ron Masters

Mars Moon Conjunction 1-30-2023

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M45 FROM CENTRAL TEXAS image

M45 FROM CENTRAL TEXAS

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Contains: Deep sky object
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I also got this image in on November 30th. In spite of a bright moon, I got this image with the new Astro Tech (AT-102 MM ED) refractor telescope and my QHY 168C with a large chip. This time I used the SBIG settings for color and not the Nikon 7100 settings. It came out very balanced. As most know, this is a image of large gas cloud moving in front of the Bright Blue new stars of the M45 Open Cluster that is called by several names. Officially its known as Pleiades Open Cluster. The image exposures were only 5 minutes each and as you can see the camera easily picked up all of the nebulosity in front of the stars. This is a nice little refractor and does a great job for the price. I think that new its less than $700 new shipped to you. Aubrey