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Contains:  Great Orion Nebula, IC 420, Lower Sword, M 42, M 43, Mairan's Nebula, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1981, NGC 1982, Orion Nebula, The star 42Ori, The star 45Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri, Upper Sword, the Running Man Nebula
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M42 Orion Nebula, 


M42 Orion Nebula
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M42 Orion Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 70Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN 2

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Adobe Lightroom

Filters: Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter

Dates:Dec. 28, 2016

Frames:Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter: 46x120" ISO800

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~26

Bias: ~42

Avg. Moon age: 28.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.62%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 1.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3474407

RA center: 5h 35' 1"

DEC center: -5° 16' 19"

Pixel scale: 2.156 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.089 degrees

Field radius: 1.811 degrees

Resolution: 5015x3380

Locations: Gurnigel 1608m, Bern, BE, Switzerland


Yes, another clear night... :-)

Probably 90s would be better next time... It's center is so bright...



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  • M42 Orion Nebula, 


  • M42 Orion Nebula, 


  • M42 Orion Nebula, 


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    M42 Orion Nebula, 




Description: Reprocessed using DBE (instead of ABE). Very time consuming, but far better results than with ABE.

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M42 Orion Nebula,