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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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Orion Nebula (M42), 


Orion Nebula (M42)

Orion Nebula (M42)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FS60C

Imaging camera:Canon 60DA

Mount:Astrotrac TT320X-AG

Guiding camera:Canon 60DA

Software:PixInsight 1.8Adobe Photoshop 6 CS Extended

Filter:Astronomik CLS

Resolution: 1177x838

Dates:Dec. 8, 2015

Frames: 70x60"

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.76 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.44% job: 879135

RA center: 83.713 degrees

DEC center: -5.324 degrees

Pixel scale: 10.397 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -173.617 degrees

Field radius: 2.086 degrees

Locations: back garden, Catel, Guernsey


The Orion Nebula, taken on an Astrotrac. Playing around with an Astrotrac and DSLR. Because the individual light frames were only 60 seconds I used ISO3200.



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Orion Nebula (M42),