M45 & Venus

Object Venus and the Pleiades 
Exposure 60 minutes total (various sub-exposures)
ISO 800
Camera Canon 350D DSLR
Optics 8" f5 Newtonian Telescope and f/9 APO refractor
Location Bedford, N.S.
Processing Calibration and stacking done with Images Plus.  Background correction and noise reduction applied . Image scales matched in Paint Shop Pro (PSP). Masked HDR combine in PSP and spikes added to the refractor image to match the reflector image of Venus. Each adjusted image placed on a seperate layer and aligned in PSP. A lighten layer combine was used to create the final image.