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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori
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Sword of Orion, 


            Marco van der Kooij
Sword of Orion

Sword of Orion

Technical card

Resolution: 2458x3637

Dates:March 25, 2016March 26, 2016

5x180" ISO1600
30x5" ISO1600
9x300" ISO800

Integration: 1.0 hours

Flat darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 17.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 94.24%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean FWHM: 4.50

Temperature: -6.00 job: 1047249

RA center: 83.780 degrees

DEC center: -5.276 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.709 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -173.265 degrees

Field radius: 1.042 degrees

Locations: Papineau-Labelle Provincial Park, Notre Dame du Laus, Quebec, Canada


This was my last chance this season to capture imagery of Orion during a short time window just after sunset. It was also my first opportunity to use my new set-up for a short burst. I hope you like it. Hopefully a deeper stack with enhanced acquisition and processing skills later this year...



Marco van der Kooij
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Sword of Orion, 


            Marco van der Kooij