Fraser Gunn - Astrophotography

Matariki Open cluster with reflection nebula in Taurus constellation

Panarama Grid image taken using a Canon 6d with a zeiss 135mm lens. Exposures 120 seconds ISO 3200 Eta Carina Nebula and the Southern Cross Panarama Grid image taken using a Canon 6d with a zeiss 135mm lens. Exposures 30 seconds ISO 3200 Matariki Open cluster with reflection nebula in Taurus constellation Eta Carina Taken using the Canterbury University Mt John Observatory McLellan 1m telescope Tarantula Nebula Taken using the Canterbury University Mt John Observatory McLellan 1m telescope

Matariki, M45, Pleiades, Seven Sisters, or Subaru

Open cluster with reflection nebula in Taurus constellation, approx distance is about 430 ly away. The bright stars are visiable with the naked eye and can be viewed by from most places on Earth (hence having so many common names) The reflection nebula can be photographed even with a telephoto lens

Photographer: Fraser Gunn
Camera: Canon 7d
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ85ED
Filter: None - Exposure: 20x 120 seconds, ISO 3200 (averaged together)
Fairlie, New Zealand
Date: 17 February 2015

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