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Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion, M 42, M 43, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1982, The star 42Ori, The star 45Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri
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M42, Narrowband, Imaged by DavidNG, 


            Stacy Spear
M42, Narrowband, Imaged by DavidNG
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M42, Narrowband, Imaged by DavidNG

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Basic astrometry details job: 1594086

RA center: 5h 34' 48"

DEC center: -5° 24' 54"

Pixel scale: 1.580 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 100.298 degrees

Field radius: 1.119 degrees

Resolution: 3930x3253


I was wondering about M42 in narrowband and found this public pool data. I blew out the core, and it looked cool, so I didn't try to bring it under control.

I used PixInsight to mix the channels a bit as I like the resulting detail and color. I did do a quick Hubble palette and even toyed with bi-color before settling back to this one. I lost some of the color depth when I applied a synthetic lum to the data.



Stacy Spear
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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M42, Narrowband, Imaged by DavidNG, 


            Stacy Spear