Contains: NGC 2024, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, NGC 1990, M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1981, The star Meissa (λOri), The star ηOri, The star ιOri, The star Mintaka (δOri), The star Saiph (κOri), The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star Alnilam (εOri), The star Bellatrix (γOri), The star Betelgeuse (αOri), The star Rigel (βOri), Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)

Image of the day 02/11/2017

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Colored version of my 180 pannels mosaic for the Orion Challenge

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Mount: 10micron GM2000 HPS II GM2000

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Guiding cameras: Moravian G3-8300CAlta U8300

Software: PixInsight 1.8MaximDL 5Adobe Photoshop CS5

Filters: Ha 5nmOIII 5nmSII 5nm

Accessory: Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel

Resolution: 12112x21888 job: 1441068

RA center: 84.783 degrees

DEC center: 0.857 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.196 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.497 degrees

Field radius: 14.576 degrees

Locations: Observatoire personnel, Vérossaz, Valais, Switzerland


Composition formula HaNIRL:((HaR:G:B) + (SII:Ha:OIII))

10x180 seconds captured with a Canon EF Zoom 70-200 at 70 mm focal length on a CCD Moravian G2-8300 color
1530 raw images of 10 minutes each
366 unbinned raw images LRGB of 5 minutes each
~256h total exposure from 10/30/2015 to 12/12/2016

A full resolution of 24558x44204 pixels for a total of 1 gigapixels
FOV 14.3° x 25.8°
50 bias + 50 dark + 50 flats for calibration in CCDStack

Takahashi FSQ106ED @f/5 530mm focal length with ONAG XT, Apogee Alta U8300 monochrome @-30°C and Astrodon narrowband H-alpha 5nm and TrueBalance LRGB filters and Astrodon NIR filters on 10micron GM2000 HPS II
Software: MaximDL to capture - SkySurveyor to calculate mosaic tiles and to automatically move the scope to the next tile coordinate - SharpLock to keep the optical train perfectly focused - CCDStack to calibrate, register, normalize, data reject and combine - Registar and PixInsight for mosaic assembly - Photoshop CS5 and PixInsight for non-linear streching and HDR processing.



David Lindemann

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Sky plot


Colored version of my 180 pannels mosaic for the Orion Challenge, 


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