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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
M42 Orion Nebula, 


M42 Orion Nebula
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M42 Orion Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ES102APO f/7

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Losmandy G11

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ES102APO f/7

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Focal reducers: Stellarvue 0.8 FF&R

Software: Seqence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  Pixinsight core

Filters: Light Pollution Filter

Dates:Nov. 15, 2017

Frames: 232x105"

Integration: 6.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.50%

Basic astrometry details job: 1818844

RA center: 5h 34' 57"

DEC center: -5° 21' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.340 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.101 degrees

Field radius: 0.861 degrees

Resolution: 3850x2564

Locations: Home, North Port, FLORIDA, United States


Nice improvement from last year's run at M42. In 2016 I had about 1.5 hours of exposure on a Nikon D700, which at the time, I thought turned out amazing. 6.8 hours on an ASI 1600mm-cool just blew that out of the water.

Course, now I'm spoiled with long lots of exposure time, and am going to have to buy a house somewhere darker :)



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M42 Orion Nebula,