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Contains:  IC 435, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 431, IC 426, NGC 1990, IC 423, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri, The star Alnilam (εOri), The star Mintaka (δOri), The star 31Ori, Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)
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At the Belt of Orion

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C1100 Edge HD + Hyperstar

Imaging camera:QHY163M

Mount:Orion HDX110

Focal reducer:Starzona Hyperstar

Software:Adobe Photoshop CS6

Resolution: 2317x2629

Dates:March 1, 2018

Frames: 256x30"

Integration: 2.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.62% job: 2640736

RA center: 84.196 degrees

DEC center: -1.617 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.583 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.773 degrees

Field radius: 2.718 degrees

Data source: Backyard


At the Belt of Orion
Just for fun I cropped my 32 panel Orion mosaic and redid this portion of the image. I used a slightly different color scheme, the original was too red for my liking. I added some star spikes with StarTools.
The original mosaic is seen here with exposure details, etc,etc.

I estimate this was roughly 6 panes of the original mosaic

The 3 stars of Orion's belt (from left to right) are Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. From what I have found, Alnitak and Mintaka are blue supergiants roughly 1200 light-years away and Alnilam(slightly less blue) is 2000 ly away.

Resolution ........ 5.586 arcsec/px
Rotation .......... -1.705 deg
Focal ............. 140.31 mm
Pixel size ........ 3.80 um
Field of view ..... 3d 35' 43.0" x 4d 4' 45.8"
Image center ...... RA: 05 36 47.131 Dec: -01 36 56.60
Image bounds:
top-left ....... RA: 05 43 43.776 Dec: +00 28 36.48
top-right ...... RA: 05 29 21.637 Dec: +00 21 53.59
bottom-left .... RA: 05 44 13.493 Dec: -03 35 40.66
bottom-right ... RA: 05 29 49.626 Dec: -03 42 24.35

#orionmosaic #QHYCCD #lovemyhyperstar #optolong



Chuck Manges
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            Chuck Manges