Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Flame Nebula  ·  Great Orion Nebula  ·  IC 426  ·  IC 432  ·  IC 434  ·  Lower Sword  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  Mairan's Nebula  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  NGC 2023  ·  NGC 2024  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2112  ·  Orion B  ·  Orion Nebula  ·  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 ηOri  ·  The star ιOri  ·  The star σOri  ·  And 3 more.
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Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Scope #1 (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 1100 GTO · Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
Filters
B · G · R · L · Astrodon Ha 3nm
Accessories
QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M · Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor · 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
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Willam Optics 50mm Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5L-II M

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 12, 2018
Frames:
B: 12x180" (36') -15°C bin 1x1
G: 12x180" (36') -15°C bin 1x1
L: 12x180" (36') -15°C bin 1x1
R: 12x180" (36') -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
2h 24'
Darks:
16
Flats:
16
Bias:
16
Avg. Moon age:
25.43 days
Avg. Moon phase:
17.88%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
2.00

RA center: 05h40m59s.5

DEC center: -00°3303

Pixel scale: 24.088 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 69.964 degrees

Field radius: 7.016 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1035

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

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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