Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  Horsehead nebula  ·  IC 434  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  NGC 1990  ·  NGC 1999  ·  NGC 2024  ·  NGC 2064  ·  Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)  ·  The star 29Ori  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star Alnilam (εOri)  ·  The star Alnitak (ζOri)  ·  The star Mintaka (δOri)  ·  The star ηOri  ·  The star ιOri  ·  The star σOri  ·  The star υOri
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The Saucepan plus Barnards loop, 


            Peter Pat
The Saucepan plus Barnards loop
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The Saucepan plus Barnards loop

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 135mm f/2

Imaging cameras: Pentax K-5 IIs

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: North Group ED 102

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 PHOTOSHOP CS5.5  ·  DeepSky Stacker 3.3.4 Deepsky Stacker

Dates:Nov. 23, 2017

Frames: 29x90"

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.07%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3121588

RA center: 5h 41' 54"

DEC center: -3° 27' 14"

Pixel scale: 27.701 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.504 degrees

Field radius: 6.897 degrees

Resolution: 1280x1255

Locations: Ellalong, Ellalong, NSW, Australia


An image of the main part of Orion plus Barnard's Loop



Peter Pat
License: None (All rights reserved)


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    The Saucepan plus Barnards loop, 


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Description: My first go at processing this was pretty rough. My processing skills have improved somewhat so thought I'd give this one another go.

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The Saucepan plus Barnards loop, 


            Peter Pat

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