M45 "The Pleiades Cluster" - In Taurus

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Imaging Details:
Imaging Date:   September 6th - 9th, 2005
Imaging Site:   ARGO, Oregon - USA
Seeing Conditions:   Excellent
Telescope:   Takahashi TOA-130F with Field Flattener @ F7.68 (999mm)
Imaging Camera:   SBIG STL-11000M & Astrodon Filters
Exposure:   LRGB: L = 140 Minutes (Un-Binned), RGB = 60 x 60 x 60 Minutes (Binned 2x2)
Mount & Guiding:   AP900GTO, Guided with on camera guide chip.
Processing Notes:   MaxIm DL/CCD - Dark subtraction calibration, aligned and median combined
Photoshop - Levels, curves, slight color balance, and saturation.

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