Contains: M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori
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M42 - Deep Sky West

Technical card

Resolution: 3257x2396 job: 573527

RA center: 83.746 degrees

DEC center: -5.207 degrees

Orientation: 91.039 degrees

Field radius: 1.178 degrees


Though the stars are a tell tale sign of a luminance exposure, when I first saw the data I was fairly certain a mistake had been made and I was given hydrogen data.

High elevation + quality skies + dark site = New Mexico's Deep Sky West.




Sky plot

Sky plot


M42 - Deep Sky West, Hytham