M45 "The Pleiades" Reflection Nebula

Mild Processing

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"Pushed a bit"

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To see the David Malin image from APOD, click here.

Taken on October 1, 2002 from backyard in Castro Valley, Ca.

18 exposures of 100 seconds through Optec IR-Blocking LRGB filters

LRGB combined

AP155EDF f/7 imaging scope

FLI IMG1024S Dream Machine Imaging Camera @ -25C

TV101 guide scope

ST7E NABG guide camera

AP1200GTO mount

Image capture via Maxim DL 3.0.7, Flats, Darks and Stacking done with Ray Gralak's SIGMA beta 10, Deblooming done with Ron Wodaksi's Debloomer demo version. Final assembly and tweaking done with Photoshop 7.0

To see what the Wodaski Debloomer plugin did for this image, click here.

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