Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori
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M42, 



    
        

            Bob Hufnagel
M42
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M42

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
RC8 (TPO 8" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph)
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STF 8300C
Mounts
G11 (Losmandy GM-11 GEMINI II)
Accessories
Moonlite CSL 2.5" Threaded Focuser
Software
Diffraction Limited Maxim DL · PHD2 Guiding · Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1.8 · FocusMax
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Short80 (Orion Shorty 80)
Guiding Cameras
SBIG STi-mono

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 18, 2015
Frames:
15x90" (22' 30")
Integration:
22' 30"
Avg. Moon age:
27.31 days
Avg. Moon phase:
5.49%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 584073

RA center: 05h34m59s.8

DEC center: -05°2342

Pixel scale: 0.692 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.817 degrees

Field radius: 0.406 degrees

Resolution: 620x469

Locations: Backyard Observatory in Skyshed Pod, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Description

M42, processed to bring out the Trapezium, the 4 star group near the center of the image.

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M42, 



    
        

            Bob Hufnagel