Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  Horsehead nebula  ·  IC 432  ·  IC 434  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  M 78  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  NGC 1990  ·  NGC 1999  ·  NGC 2023  ·  NGC 2024  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2067  ·  NGC 2068  ·  NGC 2112  ·  Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star 51Ori  ·  The star Alnilam (εOri)  ·  The star Alnitak (ζOri)  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori  ·  The star ιOri  ·  And 1 more.
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The Stars of Orion

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132  ·  William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO Scope #2

Imaging cameras: QHY 16200A 16200 #2  ·  QHY 16200A

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO  ·  Astro-Physics 1100 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Willam Optics 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHY-5-L-II-M QHY5-II Mono

Focal reducers: William Optics Reducer WO 0.80 #1  ·  William Optics Reducer 0.80 #2  ·  WILLIAM OPTICS FLAT 4

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: B  ·  G  ·  R  ·  L  ·  Astrodon Ha 3nm

Accessory: QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M  ·  Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor


Dates:Jan. 15, 2018

Frames:
B: 12x180" (36') -15C bin 1x1
G: 12x180" (36') -15C bin 1x1
L: 12x180" (36') -15C bin 1x1
R: 12x180" (36') -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h 24'

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~16

Bias: ~16

Avg. Moon age: 28.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.31%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00


Astrometry.net job: 1916024

RA center: 5h 40' 54"

DEC center: -2° 29' 20"

Pixel scale: 3.188 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 69.452 degrees

Field radius: 5.259 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1169

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States; Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States; Marathon Motel, Marathon Motel, TX, United States

Description

The Stars of Orion - 300 image mosaic in the making.

Ten more panels making it 20 total with 17 left to edit. I had a big season transitioning to dual scopes and I’m posting this one ahead of finishing out to Betleguese. I’m on a mission to make it to Betleguese before Orion sets for the year but Weather will play a big part. I’ve got roughly five hours a night left until March. It’s going to be tight. Regardless, I am on track to finish at least 25 panels this season,
Maybe even 13 more if I get the time. It’s worth noting I got 3 before switching to the dual scopes and 22 after with the week in Marathon Texas. If it has been clear all week
for us, I’d of finished this leg.

Integration per panel:

12x3min L
12x3min R
12x3min G
12x3min B

Acquisition:
Sequence Generator Pro - Mosaic wizard Calibration in BPP per scope (Batch Pre Processing), integration with star alignment outside of BPP with the Star Alignment Tool, and processing with LRGB combination and photometric Color calibration applied per pane.

Levels and exporting in Photoshop.

Equipment:
132 FLT William Optics x 2
QHY 16200A CCD x 2
Astrodon filters: LR in scope 1, GB in scope 2
Astro-Physics 1100 GTO
QHY 5L-II on a 200mm WO Guide scope

ADM dual saddle with ADM robin Cassidy aiming device.

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