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Great Orion Nebula M42 in LRGB - stacked and calibrated in APP, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
Great Orion Nebula M42 in LRGB - stacked and calibrated in APP
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Great Orion Nebula M42 in LRGB - stacked and calibrated in APP

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Great Orion Nebula M42 in LRGB - stacked and calibrated in APP, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
Great Orion Nebula M42 in LRGB - stacked and calibrated in APP
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Great Orion Nebula M42 in LRGB - stacked and calibrated in APP

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

Mounts: Paramount MyT

Software: Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance



Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1722150

RA center: 5h 35' 27"

DEC center: -5° 15' 18"

Pixel scale: 3.566 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 34.975 degrees

Field radius: 1.184 degrees


Resolution: 1920x1424

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, NM, United States

Description

This is a reprocess of an image I did earlier in the year M42 - LRGB. I felt that the colours were not quite right on that version. Furthermore, I had overworked the core, leading to an un-natural look. This is softer, but none the worse for that I feel.

The data were calibrated, stacked and registered using Astro Pixel Processor. The RGB files were then combined and calibrated also in APP.

M42 data were gathered over several nights in January and February 2017. The date given is the date of final capture.

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Great Orion Nebula M42 in LRGB - stacked and calibrated in APP, 



    
        

            Steve Milne