Pleiades

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I still wanted a photograph of the pleiades. So today (11-21-2006) I mounted the digital camera on the telescope using my selfmade piggyback adapter. I aligned the telescope to Polaris and then focused the finderscope on a bright street light. I then targeted the camera to this street light and the street light was bright enough to show up in the LCD monitor. Now I targeted the telescope (via the finderscope) to the Pleiades and took 16 images (and a blackframe image). I removed the hotpixels with a small program that I wrote myself (e-mail me if you want it) and stacked the 16 images together with the Rot'n Stack software. Well, here is the Pleiades, taken 11-21-2006:

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