Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  41 the01 Ori  ·  43 the02 Ori  ·  De Mairan's nebula  ·  Great Nebula in Orion  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  M43  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1982  ·  Sh2-281  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori
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Orion Nebula January 2020, 


            Chappel Astro
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT115EDT

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-694

Mounts: CGEM DX

Guiding cameras: Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: Astro-Tech 0.8x reducer/flattener

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon Red 31mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon Green 31mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance

Astrometry.net job: 3208178

RA center: 5h 34' 46"

DEC center: -5° 29' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.442 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.219 degrees

Field radius: 0.653 degrees

Resolution: 2690x1844

Locations: Home, Cibolo, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


We are back to deep sky imaging after a long break. Spent a significant amount of time aligning the tilted CCD, but I think it can be further improved. I am satisfied with the results considering how long it's been since I have processed any deep sky data. This is an HDR image of 5, 15, and 30 second exposures in order to bring out the Trapezium and the surrounding nebula.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Orion Nebula January 2020, 


            Chappel Astro