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Great Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Brian P. Cox
Great Orion Nebula
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Great Orion Nebula

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
Great Orion Nebula, 



    
        

            Brian P. Cox
Great Orion Nebula
Powered byPixInsight

Great Orion Nebula

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Astroview 120ST Refractor
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Mounts
Celestron Advanced VX
Accessories
Tele Vue 0.8x Focal Reducer/Flattener
Software
AstroFlat Pro · Photoshop CC 2021 · SharpCap · Deek Sky Stacker 4.2.5

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 10, 2021
Frames:
4x270" (18')
Integration:
18'
Avg. Moon age:
28.23 days
Avg. Moon phase:
1.89%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4220634

RA center: 05h35m08s.2

DEC center: -05°2443

Pixel scale: 1.575 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.466 degrees

Field radius: 1.480 degrees

Resolution: 5740x3584

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Great Nebula in Orion has always been one of my favorite visual targets. This is my first attempt at imaging the nebula and at processing an image in PixInsight.

I captured this image using SharpCap, stacked in DeepSkyStacker and did the majority of processing in PixInsight. I did a little bit of touch up in Photoshop.

Camera: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro cooled to -20°C

Lights: 5 x 270"

Darks: 5 x 270"

Flats: 5 x 270"

Bias: 5

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