Pleiades Closeup – Magnitude Limits

These were shot at ISO 6400 1/2 sec f5.6 at a zoom equivalent of 950mm.  In the second image i went through and picked out in green the six bright stars and underlined some of the faintest.  The highest of the underlined stars is the Sterope pair, magnitude 6.4, next lower is magnitude 8, and at the bottom left the singleton is magnitude 8.8.  This gives me some hope of imaging a deep sky object in the magnitude 8 range.

19-04-15 bright pleiades 860

19-04-15 green pleiades 860


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