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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Orion Nebula / M 42 First Light!

Technical card

Resolution: 5719x3955

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 job: 1407552

RA center: 83.733 degrees

DEC center: -5.406 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.636 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.799 degrees

Field radius: 1.580 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Dacula, GA, United States


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.






I don't know which I like better.

Sky plot

Sky plot


Orion Nebula / M 42 First Light!, drivingcat