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Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion, M 42, M 43, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1981, NGC 1982, The star 42Ori, The star 45Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri
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M42 Wide-field, 


M42 Wide-field
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M42 Wide-field

Technical card

Resolution: 5046x3258

Dates:Dec. 8, 2018

Frames: 539x14" ISO3200

Integration: 2.1 hours

Darks: ~359

Flats: ~20

Flat darks: 0

Bias: ~236

Avg. Moon age: 1.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.40%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: 4.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2691945

RA center: 5h 37' 44"

DEC center: -5° 13' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.832 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.256 degrees

Field radius: 1.529 degrees

Locations: Complejo astronómico de la AAB en Lodoso, Lodoso, Burgos, Spain

Data source: Amateur hosting facility


I am a completely newbie in astrophotography and this is my very first image of a deep sky object.
The image has a lot of errors. A LOT!!! But still I'm happy with this pic. I have learned a lot from this process and that is what matters. I can´'t wait for next autumn to keep learning with this deep sky object. :-)



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M42 Wide-field,