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M42-M43 - wild and ugly reprocessed, 


            Rudy Pohl

M42-M43 - wild and ugly reprocessed

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Nikon D5500 unmodified

Mounts: Sky-watcher Star Adventurer

Software: Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Photoshop CS5 Adobe

Accessory: Step-down rings aperture mask

Dates:Nov. 15, 2017

Frames:Hoya Intensifier light pollution filter LP filter: 360x30" ISO3200

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: -30.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2411804

Resolution: 130x130

Data source: Traveller


After spinning my wheels for 6 weeks I am still waiting for some clear moonless skies here in Ottawa. I have not been able to post a single decent image since mid-September and I'm going crazy, especially since I've had a new HEQ5 Pro mount for over a month and can't use it.

Yesterday, in desperation I dug up this old data from last year and reprocessed it just for fun. It's noisy and ugly and very wild... but that's very close to how I feel these days waiting for a clear night so it suits me well!!

Regarding this image, I don't know whether to say to you "enjoy" or "ignore!" LOL!



Rudy Pohl
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M42-M43 - wild and ugly reprocessed, 


            Rudy Pohl
  • M42-M43 - wild and ugly reprocessed, 


            Rudy Pohl
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    M42-M43 - wild and ugly reprocessed, 


            Rudy Pohl

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M42-M43 - wild and ugly reprocessed, 


            Rudy Pohl