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Orion Nebula - Clear Skies, 


            David Quattlebaum
Orion Nebula - Clear Skies
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Orion Nebula - Clear Skies

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Evostar 80ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot

Software: CloudMakers AstroTelescope  ·  Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Adobe PHOTOSHOP  ·  CloudMakers AstroGuider

Filters: Baader Moon and Skyglow 2"

Date: Jan. 12, 2021

Time: 18:30

Frames: 30

FPS: 240.00000

Focal length: 600

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4149278

RA center: 5h 35' 28"

DEC center: -5° 19' 48"

Pixel scale: 1.590 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 234.414 degrees

Field radius: 1.085 degrees

Resolution: 4078x2743

Locations: Home, Central, SC, United States

Data source: Backyard


Beautiful Clear New Moon night for shooting (of course its on a work night!!) Really happy with how this came out. I have been working on balancing the exposure to manage not washing out the center of the nebula while still showing the nuance of the nebulosity. Making progress.


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Orion Nebula - Clear Skies, 


            David Quattlebaum

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