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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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M42 - The Great Nebula in Orion, 


            Mark Spruce
M42 - The Great Nebula in Orion

M42 - The Great Nebula in Orion

Technical card

Resolution: 3960x2826

Dates:Nov. 29, 2016

Frames: 30x60"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00% job: 1367468

RA center: 83.788 degrees

DEC center: -5.303 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.923 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.025 degrees

Field radius: 1.299 degrees

Locations: Observatory, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom


A first attempt at using a DSLR for imaging. I could probably do with a light pollution filter to increase exposure time and I had some internal reflections that messed with the image so the quality is not as good as I had hoped. Once I have ironed out these issues I think I can get some really great images with this camera.



Mark Spruce
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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M42 - The Great Nebula in Orion, 


            Mark Spruce