4 days ago
#Repost @nicholasbuer with @get_repost ・・・ Have you ever looked up at the winter stars (or summer if you are in the southern hemisphere!) and noticed a little cluster of stars? the chances are you are looking at M45, otherwise known as the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. • This cluster of stars when imaged close up reveals a beautiful reflection nebula known as the Merope nebula. The cluster is dominated by hot, intermediate-aged blue stars that light up the surrounding dust. • Capturing decent RGB data from my light polluted skies at home in the UK is a real challenge which is why I stick to narrowband for deep sky. I have to travel to find darker skies but they are not far away, and really it’s only a hop skip and a jump to decent skies such as the Canary Islands which are always a firm favourite of mine for an astro fix! • That being said this is my first time using a remote observatory to capture data for me. This data was captured using the @grand.mesa.observatory in Colorado. Really impressed with the quality of the skies and data but to be honest I didn't expect anything less. • Calibrated/stacked in Pixinsight - post processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop. • Clear skies!