Alan Tough Moon and M45
On February 21,2010 the Moon passed through the Pleiades star cluster. This image is an attempt to recreate the scene by combining exposures ranging from 1/320th Sec to 50 minutes.
Moon - Equipment used: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 150-500mm lens (piggybacked on Sky-Watcher ED100). Exposure details: 1/320th Sec and 1.3 Secs @ f/6.3, ISO-800.
M45 - Equipment used: Sky-Watcher ED80, HEQ5 mount, Canon EOS 40D at prime focus, Astronomik CLS filter. Exposure details: 5 x 10 minutes @ f/7.5, ISO-800. Guiding equipment: Sky-Watcher ED100, StarShoot Autoguider.
The data for M45 were obtained on January 9.