California Nebula and Pleiades, California

California Nebula and Pleiades

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California Nebula and Pleiades
Panamint Valley, California   –   November 15, 2020
— Ralph Paonessa
Canon EOS 6D H-alpha modified   *   Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8   *   f/5.6

18 x 4 min = 1.2 hr exposure of images tracked with Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer.

This image spans from the red California Nebula in Perseus to the blue Pleiades star cluster and reflection nebula in Taurus. North is approximately at left.

The clouds of interstellar dust that permeate this region are visible in this long exposure.

Stacked and processed in PixInsight, with adjustments in Lightroom.

(Applied spot removal to black defect at top left.)

Photo ID: Ca_Neb_Pleiades_L_RGB_v2Copy_2