Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori  ·  The star ιOri
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Gran Nebulosa de Orión, 


            José J. Chambó
Gran Nebulosa de Orión
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PHD guiding  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector

Dates:Jan. 21, 2012

10x120" (20') ISO800
10x15" (2' 30") ISO800
7x240" (28') ISO800
10x60" (10') ISO800

Integration: 1h 30"

Darks: 45

Flats: 15

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 27.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.97%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean SQM: 20.50

Mean FWHM: 5.05

Temperature: 4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 109893

RA center: 05h35m06s.5

DEC center: -05°2718

Pixel scale: 5.215 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.111 degrees

Field radius: 1.044 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain


The Great Orion Nebula, one of the most photographed astronomical object, is a diffuse nebula located at South of Orion's Belt that can be observed at naked eye on winter nocturnal sky. Placed to 1,270 light years from Earth and with 24 light years wide, is a huge cloud of interestellar gas and dust where are forming thousand of new stars.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)


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Gran Nebulosa de Orión, 


            José J. Chambó