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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori
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M42 Orion Nebula, 


            Darren (DMach)
M42 Orion Nebula

M42 Orion Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4126x3156

Dates:Nov. 19, 2017

Frames: 20x15"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.95% job: 1875941

RA center: 83.846 degrees

DEC center: -5.363 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 214.880 degrees

Field radius: 0.518 degrees

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)