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Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion, Horsehead nebula, IC 2118, IC 434, M 42, NGC 1976, NGC 1981, NGC 1990, NGC 2024, Part of the constellation Eridanus (Eri), Part of the constellation Lepus (Lep), Part of the constellation Orion (Ori), The star Alnilam (εOri), The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star Bellatrix (γOri), The star Betelgeuse (αOri), The star Cursa (βEri), The star Mintaka (δOri), The star Rigel (βOri), The star Saiph (κOri), The star ηOri, The star ιOri, Witch Head nebula
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Orion Constellation in HOO, 


Orion Constellation in HOO
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Orion Constellation in HOO

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Dates:Dec. 24, 2019

Frames: 43x90"

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.44%

Basic astrometry details job: 3155895

RA center: 5h 34' 41"

DEC center: -0° 22' 19"

Pixel scale: 15.616 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.336 degrees

Field radius: 15.687 degrees

Resolution: 4016x6016

Locations: Home, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Data source: Backyard


This bicolor image of the Orion constellation was created using images taken through an L-Enhance dual narrowband filter. The image uses the HOO color palette with R=Ha, G=OIII, and B=OIII.

Imaged with 50mm Nikon at F/4, Optolong Lenhance dual narrowband filter (mounted to the front of the lens with a step ring), and full spectrum modified Nikon D5300.

Pre-processed using PixInsight Batch Pre-Processing (BPP) script. Images calibrated using darks, bias, and flats. Extracted red/green/blue channels using BatchChannelExtraction script. Registered and stacked using StarAlighment and Integration. Total integration time of ~1 hours using 43 subs at ISO1600x90 sec. Post-processed in Pixinsight: Cropped, gradient removal with ABE, MLT for noise reduction, masked stretch, TGVDenoise for noise reduction, and morphological transformation. HOO image generated using SHO-AIP script with luminance using Ha data.



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Orion Constellation in HOO,