Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  41 the01 Ori  ·  43 the02 Ori  ·  De Mairan's nebula  ·  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  M43  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1982  ·  Sh2-281  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori
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Orion Nebula (M42) and M43

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Orion Nebula (M42) and M43

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nextstar Evolution C8

Imaging cameras: Nikon D750

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: JMI Motofocus  ·  GSO 2 inch Diagonal


Dates:Feb. 12, 2018

Frames: 65x30" (32' 30")

Integration: 32' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 26.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.28%


Astrometry.net job: 1945856

RA center: 5h 35' 18"

DEC center: -5° 22' 46"

Pixel scale: 1.197 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -5.019 degrees

Field radius: 0.575 degrees


Resolution: 1910x2888

Locations: Home, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

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. This is the second of several posts from that project. This image was taken with my Celestron 8 in SCT at F/10 giving a focal length of 2032 mm.

This image of the Orion Nebula (M42) and M43 was taken with a Nikon D750 DSLR at F/10 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 65x 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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