Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1973  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori  ·  The star ιOri
M42 Orion Nebula, 


            Jeff Clayton
M42 Orion Nebula
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M42 Orion Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion USA ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: QHY8L OSC

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Auto-Guider

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Small Refractors

Software: ProDigital Software Astronomy Tools  ·  StarTools64  ·  Nebulosity 3.1  ·  EZCap  ·  Photo Shop

Accessory: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical focuser mini 50mm guide scope

Dates:Sept. 24, 2014


Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.05%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 379134

RA center: 5h 35' 8"

DEC center: -5° 21' 39"

Orientation: 96.437 degrees

Field radius: 1.451 degrees

Resolution: 620x484


Image was an unplanned image. Taken at Bald Mountain Pass in the high Uintah Mountains in Utah. Elevation at 10,700ft. had 30 min to spare waiting for the Rossette to become higher over the horizon, and took these subs spur of the moment.



  • M42 Orion Nebula, 


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    M42 Orion Nebula, 


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M42 Orion Nebula, 


            Jeff Clayton