I often grab a frame or so of M45 at either the beginning or the end of an imaging session. Through the winter its normally in a good position for me to check guiding etc due to the abundance of stars in the area. A mix of frames taken with a 40d and my CCD camera which took a bit of playing with to stack together.
Being a cold wintry day I decided to spend some time sorting through the images I do have and running them through PixInsight. I had to ditch quite a few with trailing or bad sky background but ended up with the best part of 3 hours of decent data. Pixinsight has some great tools for Astro Images but man is it complex to use. I used to use just the Background Calibration and Histogram Tools and then finish off in Photoshop but now pretty much have a workflow from start to finish.
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This is by far and away my best rsult of M45 with the brown dust below Merope beginning to show nicely. Will now be firmly on my list for a further dedicated imaging session.