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Contains:  41 the01 Ori, 43 the02 Ori, De Mairan's nebula, Great Nebula in Orion, M 42, M 43, M43, NGC 1976, NGC 1982, Sh2-281, The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori
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M42 Orion Nebula, 


            Darren (DMach)
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M42 Orion Nebula

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Dates:Nov. 19, 2017

Frames: 20x15" bin 0x0

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.95% job: 1875941

RA center: 5h 35' 22"

DEC center: -5° 21' 46"

Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 145.121 degrees

Field radius: 0.518 degrees

Resolution: 4126x3156

Locations: Swan Valley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Data source: Traveller


Early attempt at astrophotography under Bortle 5 skies during a vacation in the Swan Valley (near Perth, Australia).

Unguided, using the stock AltAz mount that came with my 6SE. Limited therefore to 15s subs ... and even then, had to be fairly brutal and throw 2/3 of the subs away! Frustrating, but nonetheless pleased and amazed with the detail I was able to get. Still learning my way around the post-processing process.



Darren (DMach)
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M42 Orion Nebula, 


            Darren (DMach)