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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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M42 acquired with new INDI setup, 





    
        

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M42 acquired with new INDI setup

M42 acquired with new INDI setup

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Synta 100/900 ED

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 6D

Mount:Celestron Advanced VX

Software:INDI KStars/EkosSiril 0.9.9GIMP V2.10Darktable v2.4.4

Resolution: 2063x1406

Dates:Oct. 16, 2018

Frames:
21x15" ISO3200
70x60" ISO3200

Integration: 1.3 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 7.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.59%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Astrometry.net job: 2324354

RA center: 83.754 degrees

DEC center: -5.305 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.986 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.612 degrees

Field radius: 1.036 degrees

Locations: Hans-Nüchter-Sternwarte, Fulda, Hessen, Germany

Data source: Unknown

Description

We just set up a complete INDI environment and this is the first light in a sense. Due to a slow network connection I was only able to get 75 minutes of Light Frames out of an overall tracking time of more than 3 hours.

I also acquired some frames with a shorter exposure time to gather more details from the bright center of M42. But these frames are not incorporated yet.

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B

Added some 15sec frames to reveal more details of the bright center. I revised the image only slightly to keep the spatial impression.

C

Oops … due to some incompatibilities between KStars/Ekos and Siril when using FITS format the image was accidentally flipped during post-processing. This is now corrected.

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M42 acquired with new INDI setup, 





    
        

            mar.s