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M42 first attempt, 



    
        

            Roman Pierce
M42 first attempt
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M42 first attempt

M42 first attempt, 



    
        

            Roman Pierce
M42 first attempt
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M42 first attempt

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nexstar SE5

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI178MC

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX AVX Mount

Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer, 0.63x

Software: KStars Ekos/INDI, Stellarmate OS KStars/Ekos  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Accessory: Celestron RACI 9x50 Finder Scope


Dates:March 21, 2019

Frames: 120x30" (1h)

Integration: 1h

Avg. Moon age: 15.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.72%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2608210

RA center: 05h35m16s

DEC center: -05°2400

Pixel scale: 0.498 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 278.237 degrees

Field radius: 0.248 degrees


Resolution: 2964x2008

Data source: Traveller

Description

My first image, jumped right into AP from a pair of binoculars. Such a steep learning curve, this is an unguided image taken with a Nexstar 5SE and the ASI178MC camera. Had to stack several short exposures simply because I was learning everything including how not to polar align and how a bad alignment affects tracking.

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M42 first attempt, 



    
        

            Roman Pierce