M 45 - Open Star Cluster in the constellation Taurus (the Bull)

In March 2021 I had dared to take a pure RGB image of the Pleiades from my balcony in Besigheim. Despite light pollution the brighter parts of the Pleiades nebulae could be captured quite well. However, it is not quite enough for the faint, dusty surroundings.

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Date: 01.-08.03.2021
Optics: Skywatcher Esprit 80ED
Aperture: 80 mm
Focal Length: 400 mm
Camera: QHY 163
Exposure: R:G:B 31:34:35 x 300 s
Location: Balcony observatory, Besigheim, Germany
Processing: Nebulosity, Registar, Photoshop
Diameter:14 light years
Distance:445 light years
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image field in the sky