Author Archives: Roger Samworth

Playing with the Pleiades (M45)

Last night, from the window-sill, I went comet hunting (ultimately unsuccessfully!)

I set up the PD camera with the (£25) 50mm f/1.4 lens (no telescope) on the window-sill, and since I haven’t used that for a while, went looking for a target in order to set it all up. Spotted the Pleiades, not ideally located in the window (right in the corner), but given Ken’s recent splendid image, thought I would give the box Brownie (!) version a go.

Here is the result, after a total exposure of around 200 seconds and a bit of GIMP-ery.