Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  41 the01 Ori  ·  42 c Ori  ·  43 the02 Ori  ·  44 iot Ori  ·  45 Ori  ·  De Mairan's nebula  ·  Great Orion Nebula  ·  Hatysa  ·  IC 420  ·  LBN 963  ·  LBN 974  ·  LBN 977  ·  LDN 1640  ·  Lower Sword  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  Mairan's Nebula  ·  NGC 1973  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  Orion Nebula  ·  Sh2-279  ·  Sh2-281  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  And 5 more.
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M42 & NGC 1977, 



    
        

            Joey Troy
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M42 & NGC 1977

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M42 & NGC 1977, 



    
        

            Joey Troy
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M42 & NGC 1977

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
STELLARVUE SVX080T-25FT
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Mounts
iOptron GEM28
Filters
Astronomik Deep Sky B 36mm · Astronomik Deep Sky G 36mm · Astronomik Deep Sky R 36mm · Astronomik L2 UV-IR Blocking Filter 36mm
Accessories
ZWO ASIAIR Plus · ZWO OAG-L · Stellarvue field flattener SFFX-1 · ZWO EAF 1 · ZWO EFW 7x36
Software
Luminar AI · PixInsight Pleiades Astrophoto
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 11, 2021
Frames:
Astronomik Deep Sky B 36mm: 19x60" (19') (gain: 100.00) -10°C
Astronomik Deep Sky G 36mm: 20x60" (20') (gain: 100.00) -10°C
Astronomik Deep Sky R 36mm: 20x60" (20') (gain: 100.00) -10°C
Astronomik L2 UV-IR Blocking Filter 36mm: 44x60" (44') (gain: 100.00) -10°C
Integration:
1h 43'
Darks:
20
Flats:
20
Bias:
20
Avg. Moon age:
4.83 days
Avg. Moon phase:
24.13%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
2.00

RA center: 05h35m06s.10

DEC center: -05°2125.6

Pixel scale: 3.099 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.524 degrees

Field radius: 1.527 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3000x1899

Locations: GNTO, Bosque, NM, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

I shot this September 11th, 2021, and I didn't even realize I had captured it. It's been sitting in my folder structure for some time and I decided it was time to process it since I was like "when in the world did I shoot M42?!?!". Even at 1.4 hours of exposure, there is a lot of detail especially because this was shot at Bortles 2 site with a 5.3-day old moon. Sure it needs more time, all images do however this is much better (IMHO) than the first M42 I posted with 6 hours and 45 minutes in 2020.

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M42 & NGC 1977, 



    
        

            Joey Troy