Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Horsehead nebula  ·  IC 423  ·  IC 426  ·  IC 431  ·  IC 432  ·  IC 434  ·  IC 435  ·  NGC 1990  ·  NGC 2023  ·  NGC 2024  ·  Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)  ·  The star 31Ori  ·  The star Alnilam (εOri)  ·  The star Alnitak (ζOri)  ·  The star Mintaka (δOri)  ·  The star σOri
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Orions belt area, 


            Alan Hancox
Orions belt area
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Orions belt area

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon 180mm 2.8 ED AIS Nikon

Imaging cameras: Canon 450D modified Canon 450D

Mounts: Vixen GPD2 Photoguider

Software: Adobe Photoshop  ·  DSS  ·  Astro flat panel

Filters: Skytech CLS Skytech

Dates:Nov. 18, 2018

Frames: 60x60" (1h)

Integration: 1h

Avg. Moon age: 10.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 76.42%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2381773

RA center: 05h36m36s.7

DEC center: -01°2952

Pixel scale: 13.158 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 17.499 degrees

Field radius: 2.557 degrees

Resolution: 888x1081

Data source: Backyard


Cropped image of the Orions belt area. Sadly the Nikon lens was faulty and has been retuned . Image shot at f5.6


Sky plot

Sky plot


Orions belt area, 


            Alan Hancox