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Contains:  NGC 1999, 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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M42, QHY163M First Light, 


            David Dvali
M42, QHY163M First Light

M42, QHY163M First Light

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII

Imaging camera:QHYCCD 163M


Guiding camera:Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Focal reducer:Takahashi Reducer QE 0,73x

Software:Pixinsight 1.8

Filter:Astronomik LRGB 36mm

Resolution: 2287x1716

Dates:Nov. 3, 2016

Astronomik LRGB 36mm: 16x30"
Astronomik LRGB 36mm: 36x180" (gain: 5.00)

Integration: 1.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.28% job: 1309451

RA center: 5h 34' 56"

DEC center: -5° 26' 34"

Pixel scale: 4.107 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.448 degrees

Field radius: 1.631

Locations: Bazaleti, Mtskheta, Georgia


First light with my new QHY163M. Gain = 5, Offset = 35. I love this camera! :)



David Dvali
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  • M42, QHY163M First Light, 


            David Dvali
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M42, QHY163M First Light, 


            David Dvali

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