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Contains:  IC 435, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 431, The star Alnitak (ζOri)
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M42 Orion, 


            Edward Overstreet
M42 Orion

M42 Orion

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT 65EDQ

Imaging camera:Atik 383+Color

Mount:Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 50 mm guidescope

Guiding camera:Orion SSAG

Accessory:QHYCCD PoleMaster Polar Scope

Resolution: 2670x2058

Dates:Jan. 4, 2019

Frames: 100x300" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.3 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 28.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.31%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 12.00 job: 2459965

RA center: 85.409 degrees

DEC center: -1.920 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.634 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 99.586 degrees

Field radius: 1.233 degrees

Data source: Backyard


I opted to try using the ATIK383L OSC camera - one of my many stupid astro-related purchases. No wonder ATIK discontinued the camera. Buy imaging Orion which even the Atik can't screw up too bad is always a winter favorite.



Edward Overstreet
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M42 Orion, 


            Edward Overstreet