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Contains:  M 78, NGC 2068, NGC 2067, NGC 2064, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 430, NGC 1999, NGC 1990, M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, The star 49Ori, The star 31Ori, The star υOri, The star 42Ori, 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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The Geostationary Highway through Orion

The Geostationary Highway through Orion

Technical card

Resolution: 1341x894

Dates:Jan. 5, 2017

Frames:Astronomik Clip CLS: 46x30" ISO1600 bin 1x1

Integration: 0.4 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 7.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.57%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: -8.00 job: 1412289

RA center: 5h 40' 21"

DEC center: -4° 8' 52"

Pixel scale: 26.065 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.956 degrees

Field radius: 5.834

Locations: home backyard, Houthalen, Limburg, Belgium


Composition of 46 x 30 s images taken with a Canon 1100Da ISO 1600 and a Samyang 135mm f2.0 @ f2.8 tracked on a Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mini. Besides clouds rolling over , multiple geostationary satellites passed by.
This was taken on January 5- 6, 2017 from 23:38 till 00:02 UT



Dominique Callant
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Geostationary Highway through Orion, 


            Dominique Callant