Deep Sky Object in Winter
California Nebula, Pleiades & Hyades

Date & Time: Oct 30 2016, from 24:44 to 25:34 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 2 flames of 4min.×8shots
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor ED 80-200mmF2.8 (f=80mm, Aperture: F4.0)
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 6D (Remodeled)
Location: Furudono town, Fukushima pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5472×3648)
Device Size...35×24mm, Sensitivity...ISO2500

Objects around California nebula,
Pleiades & Hyades
This image cuts off the field extends over Taurus and Perseus by using of a telephoto lens. A reddish curve of nebulosity is the California nebula (NGC1499), a tiny star cluster just below is the Pleiades (M45), and a fairly large V-shaped asterism in lower left-hand side is the Hyades. We cannot see the California nebula in these three impressive winter objects with naked eyes, but two splendid star clusters are easily detected. And this field contains a widely-spread dimmed gaseous matter of the "Taurus molecular cloud", we can detect that only on the long-exposed digital images.

Barnards' 7

Molecular clouds around M45

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