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M 42: Orion Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó
M 42: Orion Nebula
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade ETX-70

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  PixInsight LE

Dates:March 14, 2010

20x30" (10') ISO400
22x90" (33') ISO400

Integration: 43'

Darks: 25

Flats: 15

Bias: 15

Avg. Moon age: 28.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.75%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 104371

RA center: 05h35m07s.7

DEC center: -05°2237

Pixel scale: 6.081 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.125 degrees

Field radius: 1.107 degrees

Resolution: 620x496

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain


The Great Orion Nebula located at south of three stars of Orion's Belt, is the most bright nebula that exist at sky, because this it can be observed at naked eye. Is one of objects more observed, imaged and investigated by its beauty as for the information that offer us for being a stars incubator that contains a lot of protoplanetary discs (solar sistems in progress of formation).

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)


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M 42: Orion Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó