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


            Jarkko K. Laukkanen
The Great Orion Nebula

The Great Orion Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3500x4500

Dates:Feb. 12, 2019

Frames: 28x30"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.51% job: 2527563

RA center: 83.825 degrees

DEC center: -5.386 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.026 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 24.071 degrees

Field radius: 0.812 degrees

Locations: Kotiobservatorio, Rauma, Satakunta, Finland

Data source: Backyard


This is my first stacked deep-sky photo. The conditions were not very good: First quarter Moon was shining brightly in Taurus, just below the Pleiades. The air was clearly not clear, the NELM being something like 3 or 4. But stacking seems to make wonders!



Jarkko K. Laukkanen
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Great Orion Nebula, 


            Jarkko K. Laukkanen