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  ·  Lower Sword  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  M43  ·  Mairan's Nebula  ·  NGC 1973  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1980  ·  NGC 1981  ·  NGC 1982  ·  NGC1973  ·  NGC1975  ·  NGC1977  ·  NGC1980  ·  NGC1981  ·  Orion Nebula  ·  Sh2-279  ·  Sh2-281  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  And 7 more.
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Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Matt Hughes
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Orion Nebula

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Matt Hughes
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Orion Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600M

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1100 GTO AE

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX IV

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  PHD Guiding 2 PHD 2  ·  N.I.N.A.

Filters: Astrodon 50mm Blue  ·  Astrodon 50mm Green  ·  Astrodon 50mm Red  ·  Astrodon 50mm Luminance

Accessory: Astrodon MMOAG  ·  Moonlite Nitecrawler WR35  ·  Finger Lake Instruments CL-1-10


Dates:Jan. 12, 2021Jan. 13, 2021Jan. 14, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon 50mm Blue: 39x300" (3h 15') (gain: 26.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm Green: 33x300" (2h 45') (gain: 26.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm Luminance: 60x300" (5h) (gain: 26.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm Red: 39x300" (3h 15') (gain: 26.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 14h 15'

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~40

Flat darks: ~100

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 10.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.95%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 4273199

RA center: 5h 35' 1"

DEC center: -5° 18' 18"

Pixel scale: 1.458 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.976 degrees

Field radius: 1.525 degrees


Resolution: 6227x4237

Locations: Home, Gisborne, Victoria, Australia; Central Victoria, Dark Site, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

M42, The Great Orion Nebula about 1344 light years away and 24 light years in size . A Star Nursery.

I found this target very hard to capture and process.

Regardless I like the final result.

This image has been cropped from the larger one from the QHY600M full frame sensor.

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Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Matt Hughes