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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori
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M42 Orion - Trapezium, 


M42 Orion - Trapezium

M42 Orion - Trapezium

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade Lightswitch LS 8"

Imaging camera:Atik Cameras Atik 383 L+ Color

Mount:Meade Alt/Azi LS 8 " Tripod

Guiding telescope or lens:Meade Lightswitch LS 8"

Focal reducer:Meade f/6.3

Software:Fitswork4Adobe Photoshop CS6Artemis capture

Filter:Meade LPR

Resolution: 640x613

Dates:Feb. 6, 2015

Frames: 44x1" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 17.02 days

Avg. Moon phase: 94.35%

Temperature: -2.00 job: 541355

RA center: 5h 35' 15"

DEC center: -5° 23' 31"

Pixel scale: 1.470 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -14.518 degrees

Field radius: 0.181

Locations: Home Observatory, Syke, Niedersachsen, Germany


Only one second per frame in order to get the inner four (actually 7 *) hot stars not overexposed and
*) there a 3 more stars, very close to the four bright stars - 4" apart -, which I could not resolve yet.
( possible improvements : collimation , no focal reducer , shorter exposure, better seeing cond.)

Question : When looking at the green overlay close to the inner four stars, it indicates a further star
(bottom left to the four) which is not visible in my image. May be it is overcast by the dark cloud.

Has anyone an answer to this question?



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M42 Orion - Trapezium,