Messier M45 Pleiades being passed through by the waxing Gibbous Moon over 2 hours - 15/1/2011
During the evening of 15th January 2011, the moon slowly moved its way eastward through the Pleiades star cluster (M45). This image is a composite of 3 images taken during the evening.
DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 Stacked 100% of 2 Images ISO 100 1/350 Sec, 0 DARK, 37 BIAS, 0 FLATS, Post-processed by Photoshop CS5 to merge with a third image ISO 100 2 sec with the Moon removed via the Brush Tool.
Lower Moon - 15/01/2011, 9:20:36 PM
Upper Moon - 15/01/2011, 11:07:19 PM
Pleiades - 15/01/2011, 9:21:22 PM (used as frame of reference for the Moons movement)
Telescope - Apogee OrthoStar LOMO 80/480 with Hotech SCA T-Adapter, no filters, Canon 400D DSLR, Ambient xxC (not recorded). Mount - Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro. Guidescope - Orion ShortTube 80 with Star Shoot Auto Guider.