Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1973  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori  ·  The star ιOri
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M42 from the Bone Yard, 



    
        

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M42 from the Bone Yard
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M42 from the Bone Yard

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N

Imaging cameras: SBIG STF-8300M

Mounts: Mountain Instruments MI-250

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Foster Systems Astro Alert  ·  Foster Systems AstroMC

Filters: Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Blue  ·  Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Green  ·  Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Red

Accessory: SBIG OAG-8300  ·  SBIG Filter Wheel FW8-8300  ·  Moonlite CF 2" focuser with high resolution stepper  ·  RIGELSYS USB-nSTEP Focuser


Dates:Nov. 10, 2015Nov. 11, 2015

Frames:
Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Blue: 15x60" (15') -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Blue: 15x600" (2h 30') -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Green: 15x60" (15') -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Green: 15x600" (2h 30') -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Red: 15x60" (15') -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon True Balance LRGB E-Series Gen2 Red: 15x600" (2h 30') -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 8h 15'

Darks: 25

Flats: 25

Bias: 200

Avg. Moon age: 28.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.75%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 857579

RA center: 5h 35' 16"

DEC center: -5° 13' 30"

Pixel scale: 2.110 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.857 degrees

Field radius: 1.206 degrees


Resolution: 620x479

Description

Just another M42. I think I finally took one that makes me happy. I'll run a revision in a little bit... I'm shooting darks for my shorter exposures that will bring back the trapezium hopefully.

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