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Contains:  IC 435, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 431, IC 430, NGC 1999, NGC 1990, M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri, The star Alnilam (εOri), The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori, The star 31Ori, Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)
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Orion's nether regions, 


Orion's nether regions

Orion's nether regions

Technical card

Resolution: 1662x2583

Dates:Jan. 11, 2019Jan. 25, 2019

Baader Ha 2" 7nm: 81x60" ISO1600
Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1: 249x40" ISO1600

Integration: 4.1 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~12

Bias: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 12.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 49.87%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00 job: 2491260

RA center: 5h 35' 40"

DEC center: -3° 59' 6"

Pixel scale: 8.526 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.932 degrees

Field radius: 3.637

Locations: Backyard, Dacula, GA, United States

Data source: Backyard


I thought I'd try using my 55-300mm zoom lens on Orion at 200mm to capture all of the "junk" under his belt. This was the first lens I used to capture the Orion Nebula and Andromeda back in 2016 when I first started this hobby. I bought a telescope soon after and never really went back to this lens because I figured the quality would be so bad. I was pleasantly surprised how well this came out though the stars look funky, overall, it's a pretty decent image.

I rigged the filters to fit on the very front of the lens using some cardboard and tape. That's a way of life over here :).



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Orion's nether regions, 



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