Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  41 the01 Ori  ·  42 c Ori  ·  43 the02 Ori  ·  44 iot Ori  ·  45 Ori  ·  De Mairan's nebula  ·  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  Hatysa  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  M43  ·  NGC 1973  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  NGC 1999  ·  NGC1973  ·  NGC1975  ·  NGC1977  ·  NGC1980  ·  NGC1981  ·  NGC1999  ·  Sh2-279  ·  Sh2-281  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  And 4 more.
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Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Steffen Boelaars
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Orion Nebula

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Steffen Boelaars
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Orion Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6

Imaging cameras: Nikon D850

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Software: Lightroom CC  ·  PixInsight 1.8


Dates:Dec. 7, 2018

Frames:
90x10" (15') ISO12800
90x5" (7' 30") ISO2500

Integration: 22' 30"

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~100

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 0.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.04%


Astrometry.net job: 2413363

RA center: 5h 34' 55"

DEC center: -5° 18' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.923 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -124.425 degrees

Field radius: 2.081 degrees


Resolution: 13564x8901

Locations: Star Field, Ruakokoputuna, Wellington, New Zealand

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

After a few months of playing around with astrophotography and trying to get my skills to an acceptable level I've now managed to make this shot of the Orion Nebula which is finally properly focussed, properly tracked, and even a bit of HDR. All only using my simple Nikon D850 with 500mm lens on a tiny SkyWatcher Star Adventurer mount. Very pleased with it. Onwards and upwards!
This is an HDR combination of 90 x 10s exposures at ISO 12800 and 90x 5s exposures at ISO 2500.

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Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Steffen Boelaars