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 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori  ·  The star ιOri
Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Dan Fitch
Orion Nebula
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Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Dan Fitch
Orion Nebula
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Orion Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Nikon 55-300MM F/4-5.6 AF-S VR DX
Imaging Cameras
Nikon D7100
Mounts
Celestron Nexstar 4

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 14, 2015
Frames:
5x150" (12' 30")
Integration:
12' 30"
Avg. Moon age:
3.05 days
Avg. Moon phase:
10.14%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 931070

RA center: 05h35m02s.9

DEC center: -05°1915

Pixel scale: 2.753 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 10.535 degrees

Field radius: 2.213 degrees

Resolution: 4812x3212

Locations: Home pier, Toowoomba, Queenland, Australia

Description

This was just a short attempt at M42 while I was configuring the camera, and it turned out to be one of my best images yet! Could do with a but more data though. Was surprised to get 150s exposures, although getting up to 5 minutes is possible with a few adjustments to the mount, and they are nearly completed so I should be coming up with some really good images!

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Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Dan Fitch