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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star 42Ori
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            John Michael Bell...
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Technical card

Resolution: 6165x4121

Dates:Sept. 21, 2019

Optolong 2" L pro: 50x150" (gain: 100.00) -13C bin 1x1
Optolong 2" L pro: 55x30" (gain: 40.00) -18C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~30

Bias: ~300

Avg. Moon age: 21.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.49%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.50

Temperature: 28.00 job: 2937503

RA center: 5h 35' 30"

DEC center: -4° 48' 54"

Pixel scale: 0.652 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.748 degrees

Field radius: 0.672

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard


Hi everyone, well today is my 34th birthday and I think the heavens aligned to give me my first solid night of imaging in A LONG TIME. I was able to capture substantial exposure time for 3 different targets. Here is the first of them and it is another in my "Return to" series". The moon was still at about half but I think it still turned out pretty good.
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