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M42 - 2nd Time Around, 



    
        

            Phil Hoppes
M42 - 2nd Time Around
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M42 - 2nd Time Around

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M42 - 2nd Time Around, 



    
        

            Phil Hoppes
M42 - 2nd Time Around
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M42 - 2nd Time Around

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen ED103S ED103S

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI533MC-PRO

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro EQ6-PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics 50mm f/4 Guide Scope Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: QHYCMOS QHY5II-M

Software: Astrocapture SharpCap  ·  PixInsight  ·  TheSkyX Pro


Dates:Feb. 19, 2021

Frames: 40x120" (1h 20')

Integration: 1h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 7.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.32%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4235035

RA center: 05h35m06s

DEC center: -05°1818

Pixel scale: 2.864 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 40.786 degrees

Field radius: 0.574 degrees


Resolution: 1024x1015

Locations: Phoenix Heat Observatory, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

M42 the second time around. Have tracking and guiding now working. No filter used and was somewhat limited this time in the number of shots. I should have taken a sequence of about 150 images or more but cut it to 40 for time constraints. More images would have reduced the background noise. Focus looks pretty good. Used the SharpCap tools to assist with focus.

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M42 - 2nd Time Around, 



    
        

            Phil Hoppes