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Contains:  41 the01 Ori, 42 c Ori, 43 the02 Ori, 44 iot Ori, 45 Ori, De Mairan's nebula, Great Orion Nebula, Hatysa, Lower Sword, M 42, M 43, M43, Mairan's Nebula, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1982, NGC1973, NGC1975, NGC1977, NGC1980, Orion Nebula, Sh2-279, Sh2-281, The star 42Ori, The star 45Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri, the Running Man Nebula
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M42 Orion Nebula, 


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M42 Orion Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses:William Optics Star 71-II f/4.9 APO

Imaging cameras:QHYCCD QHY183C

Mounts:Skywatcher EQ3

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding cameras:QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc


Dates:Feb. 15, 2020

Frames: 56x60" bin 0x0

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 55.01% job: 3363548

RA center: 5h 35' 28"

DEC center: -5° 30' 47"

Pixel scale: 1.429 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -97.698 degrees

Field radius: 1.299 degrees

Resolution: 5449x3624

Locations: Pello, Pello, Lappi, Finland

Data source: Backyard


I seldom get to shoot Orion, because it's so low in these latitudes and also because of my back yard's tree line. This time visiting north I got an hour of exposure at 20 degrees or so.



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M42 Orion Nebula,