M45, The Pleiades

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Date   01/31/2006
Scope   Orion ED80
Optics   William Optics 0.8X Focal Reducer, Baader UV-IR Cut Filter
Camera   Canon 350D (IR modified)
Exposure   29 x 5 min, ISO800
Processing   Processed in ImagesPlus 2.75 beta 8a, dark/flat/bias calibration, average add, DDP, levels, curves, color sat, star/halo reduction, Adaptive RL
Notes   Little Miss Muffet had nothing on The Seven Sisters of Greek mythology on the night that I shot these frames. I noticed a strange diffraction pattern on the brighter stars and later tracked it down to a spider web inside the OTA of my refractor.
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