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M42 and Running Man, 


            Marco Rapino
M42 and Running Man
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M42 and Running Man

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 102mm ED APO triplet

Imaging cameras: Nikon D750

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6 goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Omegon 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ToupTek G-1200-KMB Mono Guider

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixinsIght

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D2  ·  Optolong L-eNhance 2"

Accessory: Omegon Dew strip bands  ·  Omegon 2 channel dew strap controller

Dates:Dec. 25, 2019Dec. 26, 2019

Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D2: 24x600" ISO400
Optolong L-eNhance 2": 15x600" ISO400

Integration: 6.5 hours

Darks: ~5

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 14.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.34%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3146218

RA center: 5h 35' 11"

DEC center: -5° 22' 30"

Pixel scale: 1.704 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 94.062 degrees

Field radius: 1.175 degrees

Resolution: 3726x3285

Locations: Home, Lanciano, Italy

Data source: Backyard


This image was taken combining LRGB data acquired using the IDAS D2 filter with the narrowband data using the Optolong L-Enhance Pro.
Several exposure times have been used for both in order to get a nice HDR result, 20-180-300s subs



Marco Rapino
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M42 and Running Man, 


            Marco Rapino