Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1973  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori  ·  The star ιOri
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M42 The Orion Nebula, 


            Chuck Manges
M42 The Orion Nebula
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M42 The Orion Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet #2

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY 9M

Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II Mono

Software: PHD guiding  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1.0  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS6  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Filters: Baader L 36mm  ·  Baader Red, Green, Blue 36mm

Dates:Nov. 5, 2013Nov. 8, 2013

Orion Luminance IR-Cut: 4x600" -30C bin 1x1
Baader Red, Green, Blue 36mm: 12x600" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 3.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.80%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 108441

RA center: 5h 35' 22"

DEC center: -5° 20' 13"

Orientation: -3.051 degrees

Field radius: 1.424 degrees

Resolution: 620x456


This is a work in progress.....
I haven't collected enough Luminance & Blue frames yet.


Luminance- 4x600s

This was the 1st time I shot M42 with my AstroTech AT65EDQ. I really like the FOV with this little scope. This will probably be the 1st shot of many this year, this nebula is my favorite wintertime target

Some of my previous attempts: www.flickr.com/photos/astrochuck/sets/72157632051295203/

My blog:



  • M42 The Orion Nebula, 


            Chuck Manges
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    M42 The Orion Nebula, 


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Sky plot


M42 The Orion Nebula, 


            Chuck Manges