Melotte 25  -  Hyades

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Object identification (3.8MB)

Object data of Melotte25 (Hyades)

Object type: Open star cluster
Size: 330'
Magnitude: 0.5 mag
Constellation: Tau
Distance: 150 Ly
Notes: Because of the small distance of Melotte 25, the apparent diameter of this open cluster is very big (5.5deg). Behind the Hyades one can find much dust.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-11-17
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 48x2min
Exposure time total: 1h36min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl