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Orion Nebula (M42), M43, and the Running Man Nebula (NGC1977)

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Orion Nebula (M42), M43, and the Running Man Nebula (NGC1977)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nextstar Evolution C8

Mounts: Celestron Evolution 8 Alt-Az Mount

Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3 Focal Reducer

Software: DeepSkyStacker DeepSyStacker 3.3.2

Filters: Orion Skyglow 2" Filter

Accessory: GSO 2 inch Diagonal


Dates:Feb. 16, 2018

Frames: 77x30" (38' 30")

Integration: 38' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 0.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.38%


Astrometry.net job: 1945866

RA center: 5h 35' 24"

DEC center: -5° 15' 43"

Pixel scale: 2.659 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 30.118 degrees

Field radius: 0.978 degrees


Resolution: 1407x2243

Description

I've been working on imaging the Orion Constellation and Orion Molecular Cloud Complex over a range of focal lengths the past few months, and this is the first of several posts from that project. This image was taken with my Celestron 8 in SCT at F/6.3 giving a focal length of 1280 mm.

This image of the Orion Nebula (M42), M43, and the Running Man Nebula (NGC1977) was taken with a Nikon D750 DSLR at F/6.3 using focal reducer/field flattener on a Celestron C8 telescope with an Evolution Alt-Az mount. I used an Orion skyglow imaging filter to mitigate the effects of light pollution that floods the skies of our neighborhood. This image consists of 114x 30s subs calibrated with dark, flat, and bias frames in DSS. Final image was post-processed using Startools (Binned to 50% of original size, wiped to remove gradients, developed (stretched), contrast adjusted, HDR processed, color adjusted, and noise reduced).

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