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A quick M42, 


            Richard Muhlack

A quick M42

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen Visac VC-200L

Imaging cameras: EOS 1000D

Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6

Guiding cameras: Q5L-II-M

Focal reducers: Vixen F/6.4 VC200L reducer

Software: PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Accessory: Lacerta OAG

Dates:Nov. 18, 2014Nov. 22, 2014

30x120" (1h) ISO1600
28x30" (14') ISO1600
30x5" (2' 30") ISO1600
19x600" (3h 10') ISO1600

Integration: 4h 26' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 27.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.21%

Basic astrometry details job: 418673

Resolution: 620x406

Locations: Strathalbyn SA, Australia, Strathalbyn, SA, Australia


Has been a few weeks since I've been able to get some clear weather for deep sky imaging. Clouds have come in again tonight, so i thought i'd make the most of the last two nights with an easy bright target.

Star shapes are not perfect. Will address the collimation/tilt issue when I clean the optics over the Christmas break.

Camera is a DIY modified Canon 1000D with regulated cooling at 10C (just above the ambient dew point)



  • A quick M42, 


            Richard Muhlack
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    A quick M42, 


            Richard Muhlack


A quick M42, 


            Richard Muhlack