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





    
        

            Paul Muskee
M 42 (Morocco - Atlas Mountains)

M 42 (Morocco - Atlas Mountains)

Technical card

Resolution: 4308x3547

Dates:March 3, 2019

Frames: 504x60"

Integration: 8.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.75%

Astrometry.net job: 2576104

RA center: 83.826 degrees

DEC center: -5.215 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.024 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.531 degrees

Field radius: 1.569 degrees

Locations: Atlas Mountains, Tagherat Anekrim, Agadir-Ida-Ou Tanane Province, Morocco

Data source: Traveller

Description

This is my first version of the Orion Nebula taken from the Atlas Mountains last week in Morocco.

Unfortunately I was a bit sick and some things didn't go as expected (wind, some clouds at night, power issues and so on).
So this visit to Morocco was not that productive as last time, but it cannot be perfect all the time of course :-).
I will consider this time a good lesson for things that could go wrong and will change configuration/material to improve for next time.

Taken from 700m elevation and SQM ~21.6.

So for my next visit to Morocco I will change allot regarding the technical configuration and material, I want everything to be fully automatic and better error-handling so I do not miss any precious time there.

I will probably take the HOBYM Crux 170HD mount there and make sure everything will work through Sequence Generator Pro including autofocus.

With many thanks to Hans Hoogkamer for providing me with this opportunity in general, providing the material, providing a stay and much more! Also thanks to Janina Martynaityte and her mother for providing the good care during my stay in Maroc. Could not have done this without them!

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M 42 (Morocco - Atlas Mountains), 





    
        

            Paul Muskee