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Location of Photo:

Cherry Springs State Park, Cherry Springs PA

Date/Time of photo:

Oct 1st & 2nd, 2021


Equipment used: Imaging scope: SkyWatcher Esprit 80 triplet refractor telescope Mount: iOptron CEM40 mount Guidescope: Stellarvue F50 50mm guidescope Imaging camera: ZWO ASI071 Pro cooled camera Guide camera: ZWO ASI120 monochrome guide/planetary camera Auto Focuser: ZWO EAF


The Pleiades is an open star cluster containing middle aged, B-Type stars in the north-west of the constellation Taurus. This image was acquired during the Black Forest Star Party in Cherry Springs Park, Cherry Springs Pennsylvania. This is a total of 2 hours, 45 minutes of integration time. Acquisition software used: AstroPhotographyTool for image plan, PHD2 software used for guiding. Processing software used: Pixinsight and LightRoom.