M45 The Pleiades; Taurus
Astro Systeme Austria N12 f/3.5 astrograph (Lum)
Takahashi FSQ-106 f/5 refractor (color)
KAI-11000M/CM SBIG STL
Total Exposure Time: 10 hours L:OSC 200:405 minutes unbinned
September 2010; Inkom, ID
Comments: My goal in imaging M45 was to try to bring out as much detail as I could, while still keeping the integrity of the object. This image shows the extensive reflection nebulosity intimately associated with the stars of the Sisters. Also shown is the background interstellar dust. This image has been processed to bring this dust out of the background, thus offsetting the blue of the reflection nebula.
An older version may be seen here.