Winter Star Clusters
Taken by project nightflight on November 3, 2018 @ La Palma, Spain
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Date Taken: 2019:03:18 17:32:35
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We shot this image of the Hyades and Pleiades clusters on Nov 3, 2018, on La Palma Island with a Canon 1100Da. The tracked exposures were done around local midnight and included 26 two-minute subframes at f/4 and ISO 3200 with a 50mm lens and a Hutech LPS-P2 light pollution suppression filter. We added four shots with a diffuser filter to enhance the star colors.

The individual frames were tracked with a purely mechanical tracker, the Omegon Mini Track LX2. We must say, we like this new sky tracker a lot. It is simple and lightweight and in terms of tracking accuracy this small device easily competes with the much more expensive motor-driven camera trackers. We wrote an extensive review of the Mini Track, published in the UK online magazine Amateur Astrophotography. The magazine is available for free:
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What caused the red bloom on Aldebaran, the filter?
Posted by owleye1 2019-03-20 11:38:58
@owleye1: The yellow glow is from the diffusor filter, the red artifact is a lens flare.
Posted by Nightflight 2019-03-20 11:57:44
Thank you, Nightflight.
Posted by owleye1 2019-03-20 12:07:44
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