Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  1 Mon  ·  10 pi.06 Ori  ·  11.46  ·  11.98  ·  13 Ori  ·  13.97  ·  131 Tau  ·  133 Tau  ·  134 Tau  ·  135 Tau  ·  137 Tau  ·  14 i Ori  ·  14.19  ·  14.81  ·  15.26  ·  16 h Ori  ·  17 rho Ori  ·  18 Ori  ·  181 Eucharis  ·  19 bet Ori  ·  2 Mon  ·  20 tau Ori  ·  21 Ori  ·  22 o Ori  ·  225 Henrietta  ·  23 m Ori  ·  24 gam Ori  ·  25 Ori  ·  27 p Ori  ·  28 eta Ori  ·  And 203 more.

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    The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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    The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex

    Image of the day 02/21/2016

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
      Powered byPixInsight

      The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Feb. 4, 2016 ·  Feb. 7, 2016
      Frames:
      Astronomik 6nm H-alpha: 20×300(1h 40′) bin 1×1
      ZWO LRGB: 20×60(20′) bin 2×2
      Integration:
      2h
      Darks:
      20
      Flats:
      20
      Bias:
      20
      Avg. Moon age:
      26.78 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      10.49%

      RA center: 05h33m18s.8

      DEC center: +01°0233

      Pixel scale: 49.550 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -90.974 degrees

      Field radius: 16.899 degrees

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 2000x1438

      File size: 1.3 MB

      Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States; Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States; Gee Creek, Delano, Tennessee, United States

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex

      I've been working on shooting things at a larger scale to capture complete constellations. First with my work on my William Optics Star 71, and now with my Canon 100mm. Completed with a Gerd Neumann Filter Drawer system, I've been able to pair with with my ATIK 383 CCD camera. The scale is impressive. Here, I’ve framed the entire Orion Constellation in 9 panels with over 1280 individual light, dark, flat, and bias frames. This mosaic reveals the majestic Barnard Loop surrounding the belt stars, the Horsehead Nebula, the Witch Head Nebula, The Angelfish Nebula, and the Great Orion Nebula.

      from wiki-

      "The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex (or, simply, the Orion Complex) is a large group of bright nebulae, dark clouds, and young stars in the Orion constellation. The cloud is between 1 500 and 1 600 light-years away, and hundreds of light-years across. Several parts of the nebula can be observed through binoculars and small telescopes, and some parts (such as the Orion Nebula) are visible to the naked eye.

      The nebula is important because of its sheer size, as it spreads several degrees from Orion's Belt to his sword. It is also one of the most active regions of stellar formation visible in the night sky, and is home to both protoplanetary discs and very young stars. The nebula is bright in infrared wavelengths due to the heat-intensive processes involved in the stellar formation, though the complex contains dark nebulae, emission nebulae, reflection nebulae, and H II regions."

      Integration:

      Ha- 20 x 9

      L - 10 x 9

      R - 10 x 9

      G - 10 x 9

      B - 10 x 9

      Matching dark frames

      20 Flat Frames

      20 Bias Frames

      Equipment:

      Canon 100mm Macro Lens

      Atik 383L + Mono

      Astronomic Ha 6nm fitler

      Astro-Physics Mach 1

      Gerd Neumann Filter system

      Software:

      Capture in Sequence Generator Pro

      Calibration in Pixinsight

      Edit levels and export in Photoshop

      Captured in Cleveland Tennessee, Chattanooga Tn, and Fall Creek Falls State Park

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      The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison