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Orion & Friends, 


            Demeter Alexandria
Orion & Friends

Orion & Friends

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon EFS 18-55 mm

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 350D

Mount:NyxTech Nyx Tracker

Resolution: 1478x1971

Dates:Jan. 24, 2019

Frames: 69x60"

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.70% job: 2498128

RA center: 90.688 degrees

DEC center: -0.897 degrees

Pixel scale: 71.518 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 350.873 degrees

Field radius: 24.471 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Backyard


Wide angle view of the constellation Orion. Many deep sky objects can be seen in this wide view. Including The Great Nebula (M42) in Orion's sword, the Horsehead (Barnard 33) and the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) in Orion's Belt, to the left of Betelguese is the Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49) in Monoceros, and faint traces of the Witch's Head Nebula (IC 2118) and Barnard's loop can also be seen along with a plethora of dark nebulae.

Gear Used:
Camera - Canon EOS 350D
Lens -Canon EFS 18-55mm
Mount - NyxTech NyxTracker

Acquisition Details:
69x60" sub exposures
1h9m total integration time
18mm focal length

Software Used:
Adobe Camera Raw
Deep Sky Stacker
PixInsight 1.6
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1

Processing details:
Lens-corrected and converted to lossless TIF in Adobe Camera Raw.
Converted TIFs were stacked in Deep Sky Stacker using Kappa-Sigma Clipping. Stacked image was sent to PixInsight for Background Extraction, ACDNR noise reduction, background neutralization, color calibration and a non-linear histogram stretch. Green cast removed from stretched image using SCNR and a star reduction was done using a Star Mask and MorphologicalTransformation. Final image was saved as lossless TIF and cropped in Adobe Photoshop.



Demeter Alexandria
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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Orion & Friends, 


            Demeter Alexandria