Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1982  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori
M42-3-19-2014, 



    
        

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

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 19, 2014
Frames:
IDAS LPS P2 : 21×90(31′ 30″) ISO800 bin 1×1
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

File size: 134.7 KB

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