Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

 

 

Philipp
Salzgeber

Wolfurt / Austria

The Plejades - M45

Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

The Plejades, also known as Messier 45 are a very beautiful open cluster of young blue stars. The blue light of the brightest star is reflected by the interstellar medium which results in the blue reflection nebula visible in this picture.

Scanning was done like described on the M42 Page


Telescope:
Vixen R130S, 5.1" Newton Telescope on Super Polaris GEM -> equipment
Camera
Nikon FM2
Film
Kodak Supra 400
Exposure:
1x20 min
Date:
2002-01-11
Processing:
Star Shaping as described by Matt Ben Daniel
Location:
Bödele above Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria (elev. ~1000m), temperature: -5°C.
 


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