Help to Plate Solve

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hiewliwen
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Help to Plate Solve

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Hi, can anyone with a plate solver or experience using that software help to locate where I am looking at?
I was doing visual observation on the 17 Nov 2023 about 9:30pm or so and trying to look for the Pleiades manually. I positioned my Skywatcher Explorer 150P 750mm newt down from where Jupiter was.
Did I get point to the clusters or was I way off. I took a photo with my handphone thru the eyepiece just to get the position of the stars.

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Re: Help to Plate Solve

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Hi
To hop there, look for Orion. Above the head of Orion is Taurus and its brightest star Aldebaran. If you draw a line from the left shoulder of Orion (Betelgeuse) through Aldebaran, you will get to the Pleiades. In fact, you can see it as a blurred patch with your naked eye. Just scan the region above Orion. Looks better on a bino though as it is a wide field object.
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Re: Help to Plate Solve

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Airconvent wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:30 pm Hi
To hop there, look for Orion. Above the head of Orion is Taurus and its brightest star Aldebaran. If you draw a line from the left shoulder of Orion (Betelgeuse) through Aldebaran, you will get to the Pleiades. In fact, you can see it as a blurred patch with your naked eye. Just scan the region above Orion. Looks better on a bino though as it is a wide field object.
Thanks for the tips. Gonna try again soon when the weather holds up.
~wen
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