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The Orion Nebula (M42), 



    
        

            Philip Herbst
The Orion Nebula (M42)
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The Orion Nebula (M42)

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The Orion Nebula (M42), 



    
        

            Philip Herbst
The Orion Nebula (M42)
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The Orion Nebula (M42)

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 1, 2021
Frames:
90×40(1h)
Integration:
1h
Avg. Moon age:
18.65 days
Avg. Moon phase:
83.85%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4210067

RA center: 05h35m06s.5

DEC center: -05°1449

Pixel scale: 2.748 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.829 degrees

Field radius: 1.202 degrees

Resolution: 2692x1636

File size: 3.3 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

I have been an Astrobin member for some time now, always in awe of all the wonderful photos other members produce. This has inspired me to to take the plunge and this is my first post on Astrobin and my second attempt at this, my first deep sky photo. Taken from a Bortle 7/8 zone in Cape Town, South Africa. The ambient light pollution aggravated by a very nearby streetlamp caused gradients in my first attempt that I just could not get rid of. I therefore re-took the images the following night, a few hours earlier with Orion in a different part of the sky. This improved things and a combination of ABE and DBE in PI eventually made things manageable. There is a lot to learn. First for me is learning to calibrate my images. This image is uncalibrated and the lack of darks and flats made things very tricky. Looking forward to the journey...

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The Orion Nebula (M42), 



    
        

            Philip Herbst

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