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Contains:  NGC 2064, NGC 2024, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, NGC 1999, NGC 1990, M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1981, The star υOri, The star ωOri, The star 42Ori, The star ψ2Ori, The star σOri, The star ιOri, The star Mintaka (δOri), The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star Alnilam (εOri), Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)
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Orion Widefield - Mosaic attempt

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 6Da

Mount:Bresser Messier MON 2

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 80/400 Achromat

Guiding camera:Lacerta M-Gen II

Software:Adobe Photoshop CCPixInsight Core 1.8

Resolution: 2000x1555

Dates:Nov. 30, 2016

Frames: 19x900" ISO400

Integration: 4.8 hours

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~120

Avg. Moon age: 0.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.88% job: 1355083

RA center: 5h 45' 11"

DEC center: -1° 43' 22"

Pixel scale: 21.257 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.438 degrees

Field radius: 7.479


Test series for my first two panel mosaic. Barnard's Loop can stand quite a bit of exposure time.

Despite some troubles with StarAlignment and GradientMerge (maybe the lens corners), the resolution of mosaics makes me hungry for more :).

Lens stopped down to f/4 with an adapter ring.
Total: 19x 900sec



Claus Steindl
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Orion Widefield - Mosaic attempt, 


            Claus Steindl