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


            Robert Eder
M 42
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M 42

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 130/650 PDS Newton

Imaging cameras: Canon 600Da

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ-5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Finderscope 9X50

Guiding cameras: Altair Astro GP CAM AR0130C

Focal reducers: SkyWatcher Synta Coma Corrector

Software: PHD2  ·  APT  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Astronomy Tools Action Set  ·  AstroFlat Pro  ·  Fitswork4  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  SharpCap3Pro  ·  Photoshop

Filters: Astronomik L2 UV/IR Block

Accessory: Sky-Watcher Motor EQ5 RA/DEC

Dates:Feb. 5, 2019

20x15" ISO800
20x180" ISO800
20x300" ISO800
20x5" ISO800
20x60" ISO800

Integration: 3.1 hours

Darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 0.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3246821

RA center: 5h 34' 56"

DEC center: -5° 14' 9"

Pixel scale: 2.903 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 69.971 degrees

Field radius: 1.213 degrees

Resolution: 2500x1716

Locations: Hohe Wand, Wildgehege, Austria

Data source: Traveller


After so much time with the Lunar Eclipse I really needed a little bit of Deep Sky 😃
So here is my first M42. It was a beautiful night with some cold wind 😬

D = first try with Astro Pixel Processor, I realy like this program 😃very fast, great result👍



Robert Eder
License: None (All rights reserved)


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    M 42, 


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Description: correct orientation


Description: First try with Astro Pixel Processor

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M 42, 


            Robert Eder