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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Starizona Hyperstar IIICelestron Edge HD 1100

Imaging camera: Zwo Asi 1600 mm-cool

Mount: Celestron CGEM DX

Guiding telescope or lens: Explore Scientific 80 ED TRIPLET F/6 APO

Guiding camera: Orion Starshoot autoguider

Software: Photoshop CC 2017Nebulosity 4

Resolution: 4594x3180

Dates: Feb. 27, 2017March 20, 2017

Baader Planetarium LRGB 31mm: 20x1" (gain: 139.00)
Baader Planetarium LRGB 31mm: 20x10" (gain: 139.00)
Baader Planetarium LRGB 31mm: 20x60" (gain: 139.00)

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.28% job: 1554159

RA center: 83.780 degrees

DEC center: -5.377 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.403 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 80.631 degrees

Field radius: 1.089 degrees

Locations: Mountain Rest Astronomical Observatory, Mountain Rest, SC, United States


The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. (wikipedia)



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Sky plot


M42 Orion Nebula, Stan Smith

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