Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Flame Nebula  ·  Great Orion Nebula  ·  IC 420  ·  IC 423  ·  IC 426  ·  IC 431  ·  IC 432  ·  IC 434  ·  Lower Sword  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  Mairan's Nebula  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  NGC 2023  ·  NGC 2024  ·  Orion B  ·  Orion Nebula  ·  Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)  ·  The star 31Ori  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star Alnilam (εOri)  ·  The star Alnitak (ζOri)  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori  ·  And 4 more.
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Orion Torso, 



    
        

            Tom Robbe
Orion Torso
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Orion Torso

Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: Canon DSLR Canon 60Da

Mounts: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer

Guiding cameras: None

Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.2  ·  Adobe Lightroom 6 Lightroom 6  ·  Nik Collection  ·  StarTools Astronomy Software


Dates:Dec. 26, 2018

Frames: 152x45" ISO1600

Integration: 1.9 hours

Darks: ~7

Flats: ~11

Avg. Moon age: 19.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.95%

Temperature: 9.44


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3556918

RA center: 5h 35' 40"

DEC center: -2° 57' 21"

Pixel scale: 9.823 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 322.897 degrees

Field radius: 4.186 degrees


Resolution: 1704x2552

Locations: Borrego, Borrego Springs, California, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I have had my Star Adventurer for some time, but I haven't used it much for deep sky photography. Now, I'm for the time being away from my German equatorial mount, and I'm working to get more familiar with using the Star Adventurer with a little bit longer focal lengths and trying to learn to align it better to do longer integrations. I'm pleased with this image. Of course M42 always looks great and is easy to find without the goto abilities I have with my GEM. Clear skies!

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Orion Torso, 



    
        

            Tom Robbe