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M42, 



    
        

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M42
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M42

M42, 



    
        

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M42
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M42

Equipment

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 30, 2013 ·  Jan. 1, 2014
Frames:
Orion SkyGlow 2" Imaging Filter: 40×20(13′ 20″) -20°C bin 1×1
Orion SkyGlow 2" Imaging Filter: 22×300(1h 50′) -20°C bin 1×1
Orion SkyGlow 2" Imaging Filter: 9×900(2h 15′) -20°C bin 1×1
Integration:
4h 18′ 20″
Darks:
24
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
13.65 days
Avg. Moon phase:
2.85%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2146153

RA center: 05h35m05s.3

DEC center: -05°2121

Pixel scale: 2.860 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.947 degrees

Field radius: 1.373 degrees

Resolution: 2083x2758

File size: 1.9 MB

Locations: Home, San Rafael, California, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

HDR image, mostly processed in PixInsight, with minor enhancements in photoshop.

Comments

Revisions

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    Original
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    B
  • Final
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    C

B

Description: better photoshop processing with boosted colors, less sharpening, and full size.

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C

Description: better color balance, light noise control and sharpening in Lightroom.

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Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

M42, 



    
        

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