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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori
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Messier 42 Orion Nebulae, 


            Ronny Kaplanian
Messier 42 Orion Nebulae

Technical card

Resolution: 2807x4618

Dates:Jan. 10, 2019

Frames: 700x60"

Integration: 11.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.72% job: 2483472

RA center: 5h 35' 29"

DEC center: -5° 5' 31"

Pixel scale: 2.816 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 83.280 degrees

Field radius: 2.113

Locations: Home Backyard, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard


The Mother of all nebulas

Can it get any prettier or more vivid?, I suppose the answer is Yes and with the heavens above anything and everything is possible. With such an abundance of stars and space more color and beauty are revealed in what is called the most titanic and elaborate display of nebulae and colors in space. Orion is by far the closest of all nebulas to us and the great Pharos of Egypt new this and copied the formation of Orion's belt on Earth forming the Great pyramids of Giza. The Orion constellation holds the most remarkable and vivid stellar objects of all constellations in the heavens, when they say a picture says a thousand words well this one here says a million words all in one glimpse.

Th Orion nebulae is appx 1370 light years away and is a vast stellar nursery, stars in the thousands spanning 40 lights years cross. So majestic is this Nebulae that it is the most photographed nebulae of all time. I suppose there is no end to what we can see up there and yet they say it is only a glimpse of what is far beyond what our eyes can see in this lifetime and the one beyond.

Photographed over a span of 4 nights, 2 of the nights I was dodging clouds. This was a stack of over 700 exposures with a total time frame of 6.2 hours. 8 hours of processing via different programs.

Hope you like it.



Ronny Kaplanian
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Messier 42 Orion Nebulae, 


            Ronny Kaplanian
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    Messier 42 Orion Nebulae, 


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Messier 42 Orion Nebulae, 


            Ronny Kaplanian