FINDING THE RIGHT FRAMING
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.