Contains:Other, NGC 2112, NGC 2064, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, NGC 1999, NGC 1990, M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, The star 31Ori, The star ωOri, The star 42Ori, The star σOri, The star ηOri, The star ιOri, The star Mintaka (δOri), The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star Alnilam (εOri), Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)
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The Stars of Orion - 35 Panel Mosaic

Technical card

Resolution: 10000x6596

Dates: Jan. 12, 2018

Frames:
B: 12x180" -15C bin 1x1
G: 12x180" -15C bin 1x1
L: 12x180" -15C bin 1x1
R: 12x180" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.4 hours

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~16

Bias: ~16

Avg. Moon age: 25.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.88%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Astrometry.net job: 1922951

RA center: 84.880 degrees

DEC center: -1.431 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.822 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 70.101 degrees

Field radius: 6.358 degrees

Locations: Fall Creek Falls, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States; Marathon Motel, Marathon Motel, TX, United States

Data source: Unknown

Description

The Stars of Orion 30 Panels Complete - 300 image mosaic in the making.

Ten more panels making it 30 total with 7 left to edit. Really starting to come together with Barnard's Loop beginning to show.

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 had 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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