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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M42-3-19-2014, 



    
        

            Bob Hufnagel
M42-3-19-2014
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M42-3-19-2014

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
RC8 (TPO 8" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph)
Imaging Cameras
60D (Canon DSLR 60D)
Mounts
G11 (Losmandy GM-11 GEMINI II)
Filters
LPS (IDAS LPS P2 )
Accessories
Baader MPCC coma corrector
Software
Software Bisque TheSky · PHD2 Guiding · BinaryRivers BackyardEOS 3.0
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Short80 (Orion Shorty 80)
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5-II

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 19, 2014
Frames:
IDAS LPS P2 : 21x90" (31' 30") ISO800 bin 1x1
Integration:
31' 30"
Darks:
21
Avg. Moon age:
17.45 days
Avg. Moon phase:
92.07%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 205867

RA center: 05h35m16s.3

DEC center: -05°2743

Pixel scale: 0.547 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.841 degrees

Field radius: 0.475 degrees

Resolution: 620x415

Locations: Backyard Observatory in Skyshed Pod, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Description

M42 is a popular subject for astrophotographers, because it is bright, close, very colorful, and well placed in the sky. I often refer to it as "our baby picture", since a look at our part of the sky over 4 billion years ago would have showed something like this. Maybe someone, somewhere has such a picture. (We all keep those baby pictures way too long.)

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M42-3-19-2014, 



    
        

            Bob Hufnagel