Sky at Night Magazine - - DECEMBER -

The Hyades open clus­ter is an in­ter­est­ing sub­ject to pho­to­graph. Its age and prox­im­ity to the Sun means that it ap­pears very spread out in the night sky. Con­se­quently, in or­der to catch the clus­ter at its best, some thought has to go into how to frame it and how deep you in­tend to go with the cap­ture. Un­like a dif­fuse deep-sky ob­ject such as a ne­bula, longer ex­po­sures won’t, up to a point, bring much of an ad­van­tage in terms of re­veal­ing deep de­tail. In­stead, great em­pha­sis has to be put on com­po­si­tion to show the main stars off at their best.

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