Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori
Orion's nebula starts to look... Grrr, 



    
        

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Orion's nebula starts to look... Grrr
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Orion's nebula starts to look... Grrr

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 15, 2015
Frames:
39×40(26′)
Integration:
26′
Avg. Moon age:
25.55 days
Avg. Moon phase:
16.89%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 548923

RA center: 05h34m55s.9

DEC center: -05°2237

Orientation: 162.104 degrees

Field radius: 0.825 degrees

Resolution: 620x537

File size: 186.4 KB

Locations: La Gueule du Loup (Malonne), Namur, Namur, Belgium

Description

Now, this is a joyful result for me beginner !

It does take much craftsmanship to come up with some beautiful picture of those DSO's hidden animals.

All the more respect for my elders and their great results...

So last night, my main goal was to go deeper into M 42. The field does go much deeper than anything I've done so far : I found so far 3 stars down at mag. 17.50 (and still searching...) But,

I still messed up the framing - I accidentally touched the control handel resulting in a drift and some miss framed subs. Mindfulness at all times, even in the cold night.

Still, I'm happy to share this one ! You give more patience ? You get much more detail !

39 frames (did more, but there is an issue on the camera, "burning" some odd frames now and then!)

I tried a mixture of exposure times - in the hope to gain a larger dynamic :

O-III : 4x 90sec, 2x 80sec, 6x 25 sec

Lum : 4x 10sec, 18x 20sec, 6x 50 sec

The soup is starting to taste better...

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Orion's nebula starts to look... Grrr, 



    
        

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