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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori
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M42, The Orion Nebula (HaRGB), 





    
        

            Ray Majoran
M42, The Orion Nebula (HaRGB)

M42, The Orion Nebula (HaRGB)

Link to TIFF/FITS: https://deepskywest.com/

Technical card

Resolution: 7400x4933

Dates:Dec. 26, 2018

Frames: 85x600"

Integration: 14.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.95%

Astrometry.net job: 2435190

RA center: 5h 35' 26"

DEC center: -5° 15' 18"

Pixel scale: 1.053 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 34.796 degrees

Field radius: 1.300

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

My first shot at M42, the beautiful Orion Nebula. I started with in LRGB, but quickly migrated over to HaRGB because of the Ha detail. I will likely do a narrowband edition in the future.

For this image: Ha (14x900s), R (16x600s), G (16x600s), B (32x600s).

I typically wouldn't push the saturation as high as I did on the pink, but I liked the contrast with the blue, and it wasn't blowing out any highlights, so I kept it punchy.

As with my other images, PI as the starter, PS for middle relief, and LR as the closer.

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Ray Majoran
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B

Revision with 60s exposures blended into the trapezoid area for greater clarity.

C

Updated with 15s exposure blend in trapezoid.

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M42, The Orion Nebula (HaRGB), 





    
        

            Ray Majoran