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M42 acquired with new INDI setup, 



    
        

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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, 



    
        

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M42 acquired with new INDI setup
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M42 acquired with new INDI setup

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Synta 100/900 ED

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Software: INDI KStars/Ekos  ·  Darktable v2.4.4  ·  GIMP V2.10  ·  Siril 0.9.9


Dates:Oct. 16, 2018

Frames:
21x15" (5' 15") ISO3200
70x60" (1h 10') ISO3200

Integration: 1h 15' 15"

Darks: 15

Flats: 15

Avg. Moon age: 7.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.59%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2324354

RA center: 05h35m00s.10

DEC center: -05°1818

Pixel scale: 2.986 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.612 degrees

Field radius: 1.036 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1243

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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    C

B

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

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C

Description: 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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