Contains:  IC 435, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 431, NGC 1999, NGC 1990, M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri, The star Alnilam (εOri), The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori, The star 31Ori, Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)
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M42, Horse head nebula, 


            Amir H. Abolfath
M42, Horse head nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Vixen VSD 100Vixen VC200L

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 6 D mod

Mount:Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 50mm GuideScope

Guiding camera:Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducers:Vixen F/6.4 VC200L ReducerVixen VSD reducer 0.79x


Filters:Astronomik H Alfa 12 nm Eos ClipNONE

Resolution: 3000x1832

2x7" ISO1600
Astronomik H Alfa 12 nm Eos Clip: 14x300" ISO3200
NONE: 2x120" ISO1600
NONE: 3x15" ISO1600
NONE: 2x30" ISO1600
NONE: 38x300" ISO1600
NONE: 2x60" ISO1600

Integration: 4.5 hours job: 2329915

RA center: 84.511 degrees

DEC center: -3.781 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.442 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 273.975 degrees

Field radius: 3.633 degrees

Data source: Traveller


Image is by Vixen SD100 at f300mm and HDR data of M42, M43 added by Vixen VC200L at f1280mm both by Canon EOS6D modified.



Amir H. Abolfath
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    M42, Horse head nebula, 


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M42, Horse head nebula, 


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