Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori


            Haseeb Modi
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C6-SGT

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i

Mounts: Celestron CG-5

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  Photoshop Elements  ·  Corel Paintshop Pro X4 Ultimate

Accessory: Celestron T-Adapter  ·  Zhummel EOS T-Ring

Dates:Jan. 7, 2012

Frames: 25x30" (12' 30")

Integration: 12' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 13.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.54%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 96088

RA center: 05h35m21s.4

DEC center: -05°2146

Pixel scale: 1.926 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 107.191 degrees

Field radius: 0.413 degrees

Resolution: 620x418

Locations: Chennai, None


M42, Orion Nebula.

30 x 25 seconds.

Stacked in DSS, no Darks or Flats used.

Full moon overhead and M 42 was close.

Processed with PSE 9 and then using Paintshop Pro for curves.


Sky plot

Sky plot




            Haseeb Modi