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Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion, IC 430, M 42, M 43, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1981, NGC 1982, NGC 1999, The star 42Ori, The star 45Ori, The star 49Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri, The star υOri
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M42 the Orion nebula with Epsilon130 and Eos6d

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 130D

Imaging cameras: Canon Eos6da

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight

Dates:Feb. 5, 2019

Frames: 151x180"

Integration: 7.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.35%

Basic astrometry details job: 2589772

RA center: 5h 35' 10"

DEC center: -5° 17' 16"

Pixel scale: 4.709 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.055 degrees

Field radius: 2.866 degrees

Resolution: 3644x2433

Locations: my little astrofarm, Weppersdorf, Austria

Data source: Traveller


I was doing some test shoots on the Orion nebula, the only problem was after the test I could not stop shooting. So, after 10+ years I have made a new picture of this eternal beauty :-)

A goal of processing was to retain the natural brightness relations to some extent. So the brighter parts also look brighter, not at the same or ever lowen level than the weak nebulosity - as is seen so often in HDR pictures nowadays.

Eos6d at Iso800 3min throughout, and some shoots 30sec at Iso400 and Iso100 for the bright core.



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M42 the Orion nebula with Epsilon130 and Eos6d,