Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  41 the01 Ori  ·  42 c Ori  ·  43 the02 Ori  ·  44 iot Ori  ·  45 Ori  ·  De Mairan's nebula  ·  Great Orion Nebula  ·  Hatysa  ·  IC 420  ·  Lower Sword  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  M43  ·  Mairan's Nebula  ·  NGC 1973  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  NGC1973  ·  NGC1975  ·  NGC1977  ·  NGC1980  ·  NGC1981  ·  Orion Nebula  ·  Sh2-279  ·  Sh2-281  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  And 7 more.
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M42 - Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Stephan Meyer
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M42 - Orion Nebula

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M42 - Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Stephan Meyer
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M42 - Orion Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Rasa 8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Evoguide 50ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM Mini

Software: PixInsight 1.8.8-6

Filters: OIII  ·  Baader f/2 SII  ·  Baader f/2 Ha


Dates:Dec. 25, 2020

Frames:
Baader OIII: 15x60" (15') (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader f/2 Ha: 15x60" (15') (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader f/2 SII: 15x60" (15') (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 45'

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 10.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.76%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Astrometry.net job: 4119824

RA center: 5h 35' 14"

DEC center: -5° 14' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.964 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.531 degrees

Field radius: 1.345 degrees


Resolution: 3485x3485

Locations: Balkon, Kiel, SH, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Finally clearish sky after 3 months of bad weather.



Apparently, after being punished excessively by the person in charge of "Weather" for my purchase (in Sep) of a RASA + monochrome equipment, here's my first light.

The pic's 'synthetic' appearance is intentional, based on the limited number of sub-frames available in post-processing. There have not been enough photons collected for a more serious result without pressing too hard in PixInsight.

Instead I decided for a more seasonal approach with a touch of golden 'Magic' - sorry about that :-)

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M42 - Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Stephan Meyer