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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori
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Orion Nebula  - M42, 


            Johan Landman
Orion Nebula  - M42

Orion Nebula - M42

Technical card

Resolution: 3796x2925

Dates:Aug. 10, 2018

Frames: 92x180"

Integration: 4.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.28% job: 2195573

RA center: 5h 35' 3"

DEC center: -5° 21' 54"

Pixel scale: 1.413 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 58.009 degrees

Field radius: 0.940

Data source: Backyard


Captured between 4am and 6am in the morning over three mornings from a very light polluted suburb in Cape Town, South Africa. I was just super eager to do this as M42 was my first attempt at AP just 11 months ago. Soon there will be better times and angles to do this again. I will then attempt a LRGB version.



Johan Landman
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Orion Nebula  - M42, 


            Johan Landman