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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori
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M42 LRGB, 


            Paul Kent


Technical card

Resolution: 2732x2184

Dates:Jan. 7, 2019

Frames: 72x600"

Integration: 12.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.88% job: 2604795

RA center: 83.745 degrees

DEC center: -5.496 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.596 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 319.227 degrees

Field radius: 0.775 degrees

Locations: PDA Observatory, Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


Another M42, this time in LRGB. I was wanting to go a little deeper to get the faint dust and gas that lurks in the background. Very short exposures were captured to preserve the trapezium area. Only the best were selected to maintain resolution, in a sort of lucky imaging type technique, despite the use of a CCD not being ideal with higher read noise and longer download times than a CMOS. For a more in depth description about the physics please see the emission line version.



Paul Kent
License: None (All rights reserved)

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M42 LRGB, 


            Paul Kent

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