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orion nebula, 



    
        

            Matt Schulze
orion nebula
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orion nebula

orion nebula, 



    
        

            Matt Schulze
orion nebula
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orion nebula

Technical card


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2497844

RA center: 5h 38' 9"

DEC center: -4° 58' 12"

Pixel scale: 9.751 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 22.405 degrees

Field radius: 3.128 degrees


Resolution: 1800x1447

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Orion Nebula is an easy target for me and my limited equipment and skill set.

The objective here was to try and show some of the faint dust and nebulosity that surrounds this star forming region. Also I attempted not to have the central region of the main nebula overly blown out.

I used four different exposures in this composite.

25 X 90 sec at ISO 1600 taken Jan 29

25 X 100 sec at ISO 2000 taken Jan 30

12 X 60 sec at ISO 640 taken Jan 29

10 X 60 sec at ISO 320 for the innermost core of the nebula taken Jan 29

Canon 70D with Takumar 200mm f 4 manual lens stopped down in front of lens with stepdown rings.

IOptron startracker pro with counterweight.

Rigel systems star finder

All processing in Photoshop CS5

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orion nebula, 



    
        

            Matt Schulze