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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star 42Ori
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The Running Man before the clouds rolled in., 


            Scotty Bishop
The Running Man before the clouds rolled in.

The Running Man before the clouds rolled in.

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:TPO 8" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph

Imaging camera:Pentax K-1

Mount:iOptron CEM60

Guiding telescope or lens:Astromania 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:MGEN II

Focal reducer:William Optics FFII

Software:Adobe Phosotshop CS6Luc Coiffier's DSS 4.1.0 64 bit

Resolution: 5588x3670

Dates:Dec. 12, 2018

Frames: 8x180" ISO1600

Integration: 0.4 hours

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 4.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.25%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 5.00 job: 2415661

RA center: 83.895 degrees

DEC center: -4.844 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.623 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.155 degrees

Field radius: 0.578 degrees

Data source: Backyard


Super low integration time on this one, but hey, if you have the data stack it and process it! I will be going back after this when I can hit it a lot longer. I blew out the parts of M42 and the center of the stars because I had to stretch it so hard.

I took it from the front yard last night due to an unexpected clear period. This was my second target, but unfortunately I only had 8 usable subs due to the clouds rolling in.



Scotty Bishop
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The Running Man before the clouds rolled in., 


            Scotty Bishop

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