Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  Horsehead nebula  ·  IC 432  ·  IC 434  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  NGC 1990  ·  NGC 1999  ·  NGC 2023  ·  NGC 2024  ·  Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)  ·  The star 31Ori  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star Alnilam (εOri)  ·  The star Alnitak (ζOri)  ·  The star Mintaka (δOri)  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori  ·  The star ιOri  ·  The star σOri
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A tour around IC434 and M42, 



    
        

            Roberto Colombari
A tour around IC434 and M42
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A tour around IC434 and M42

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A tour around IC434 and M42, 



    
        

            Roberto Colombari
A tour around IC434 and M42
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A tour around IC434 and M42

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Astrometry.net job: 1891552

RA center: 5h 38' 24"

DEC center: -3° 28' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.723 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.874 degrees

Field radius: 4.227 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1472

Description

A tour around IC434 and M42

This is a 12-panel mosaic obtained with observations in luminance done by Wei-Hao Wang with a TOA150 and an Apogee Alta 16M.

The mono data have been, then, colorized with frames recorded at DeepSkyWest with a Rokinon 135mm and QSI583.

TOA150mm/Apogee Alta 16M L data:

- panel 1: 8x300s

- panel 2: 13x300s

- panel 3: 16x300s

- panel 4: 8x300s

- panel 5: 14x300s

- panel 6: 9x300s

- panel 7: 8x300s

- panel 8: 12x300s

- panel 9: 11x300s

- panel 10: 8x300s

- panel 11: 8x300s

- panel 12: 9x300s

Rokinon 135mm/QSI583 LRGB data:

- L: 37x300s @ F2.8

- RGB: (24, 24, 20)x300s @ F2.8

M42 (TOA150mm/Apogee Alta 16M):

- L: 17x5s

- RGB: (6, 4, 4)x5s

Data: Wei-Hai Wang, R. Colombari

Assembling and processing: R. Colombari

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Explanation: The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion's belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic dark dust lanes. The magnificent emission region, the Orion Nebula (aka M42), lies at the upper right. Immediately to its left is a prominent reflection nebula sometimes called the Running Man. Pervasive tendrils of glowing hydrogen gas are easily traced throughout the region.

Source: APOD

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A tour around IC434 and M42, 



    
        

            Roberto Colombari

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