Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori
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M42, Second Try, 


            Jamie Smith
M42, Second Try
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M42, Second Try

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 HD

Imaging cameras: NIKON d90

Mounts: Celestron CPC

Dates:Feb. 25, 2012

Frames: 5x30" (2' 30")

Integration: 2' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 3.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.00%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 119286

RA center: 5h 35' 7"

DEC center: -5° 28' 30"

Pixel scale: 0.531 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 170.199 degrees

Field radius: 0.367 degrees

Resolution: 620x405

Locations: Home, Matthews, NC, United States


Second try at M42. Still shot at f/10 with the D90 (the atik-420 isn't here yet...


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M42, Second Try, 


            Jamie Smith