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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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The Sword of Orion, 


The Sword of Orion

The Sword of Orion

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:William Optics Megrez 90 APO

Imaging camera:Canon 400D

Mount:Celestron CGEM

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion Short Tube 80

Guiding camera:Orion SSAG

Focal reducer:TeleVue 0.8x Photo Reducer/Flattener

Software:Stark Labs NebulocitygimpPleiades Astrophoto PixInsight LE

Filter:Orion Skyglow

Resolution: 982x670 job: 2402853

RA center: 83.796 degrees

DEC center: -5.412 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.598 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.733 degrees

Field radius: 1.254 degrees

Locations: ObservaYurt, San Antonio, TX, United States

Data source: Backyard


Orion's Sword, including the Great Nebula and the Running Man Nebula.
Taken with the Megrez 90 APO and the TeleVue field flattener/focal reducer.
The diffraction spikes on the bright stars were made with black sewing threads over the Megrez 90's objective!



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The Sword of Orion,