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The Running Man and Orion Nebulae, 


            William Maxwell

The Running Man and Orion Nebulae

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade Starfinder 8

Imaging cameras: Canon 500D Canon T1i

Mounts: Losmandy GM-8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: MEADE 50mm Finder Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Software: Open Guiding PHD2 Guiding  ·  SiliconFields / Ivo Jager Startools 1.3.5  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS4  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity Nebulosity 2.1.2

Dates:Dec. 21, 2017

27x180" ISO3200
27x30" ISO3200
24x90" ISO3200

Integration: 2.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 2.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.00%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: -3.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2386491

Resolution: 130x130


Like many, this was the target that hooked me on astrophotography. Although I started with the moon and Jupiter, the Orion Nebula looks dramatically different imaged versus visually. It was a "wow" moment..

Now 3 years later I'm back at it again, each attempt getting maybe a little better.



William Maxwell
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The Running Man and Orion Nebulae, 


            William Maxwell

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