M45 - The Pleiades

Open cluster in Taurus
RA: 03h 46min
DEC: +24º 03´
Mag: 1.4

Scope/lens: Celestron C6 (reflector)
(750mm f/5)
Mount: GM 8
Guiding: ST-4 autoguider
Guidescope: 80mm refractor
(400mm - f/5)

Film: Fuji 400 Superia
Exposure: 45 minutes

Location: Winchester Gun Club, Camino Cielo Rd., Santa Barbara, CA
Date: 11/14/98

Camino Cielo means "Heaven's Road" or "Sky Road." The gun club offers quick access to moderately dark skys in the Santa Barbara area. This shot should be in the Oops page as well. Three satellites decided to track across sometime during the 45 minutes the shutter was open. You may or may not be able to see the streaks, but they are there.

A black and white image is also available.

© 1998 Anthony Galván III, All rights reserved. Any use without written permission is prohibited.