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Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion, M 42, M 43, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1981, NGC 1982, NGC 1999, The star 42Ori, The star 45Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri
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Orion Nebula / M 42 First Light!, 



    
        

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Orion Nebula / M 42 First Light!
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Orion Nebula / M 42 First Light!

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Dates:Jan. 7, 2017

Frames:Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1: 356x30" ISO800

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~10

Flat darks: ~10

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 9.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.82%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: -7.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1404835

RA center: 5h 34' 55"

DEC center: -5° 24' 21"

Pixel scale: 1.636 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.202 degrees

Field radius: 1.580 degrees


Resolution: 5719x3955

Locations: Backyard, Dacula, GA, United States

Description

First try with the Explore Scientific ED80mm triplet APO and even with the waxing gibbous moon very close by, I'm impressed. I thought I might have been out of focus, but it doesn't look like that was the case.

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Orion Nebula / M 42 First Light!, 



    
        

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