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Head of Orion (Meissa Nebula), 



    
        

            Ray Heinle
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Head of Orion (Meissa Nebula)

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Head of Orion (Meissa Nebula), 



    
        

            Ray Heinle
Powered byPixInsight

Head of Orion (Meissa Nebula)

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI071MC Pro
Mounts
iOptron CEM40ec
Filters
Optolong L-eNhance 2"
Software
PixInsight · Deep Sky Stacker · APT

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 17, 2021
Frames:
20x600" (3h 20')
Integration:
3h 20'
Avg. Moon age:
4.31 days
Avg. Moon phase:
19.61%

RA center: 05h35m01s.27

DEC center: +09°5602.9

Pixel scale: 7.602 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.644 degrees

Field radius: 6.266 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4944x3284

Locations: Home Back Yard, Gilbert, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I have tried this object several times with no success. Finally using the 135mm Samyang lens and L-enhance filter I was able to do a reasonable rendition of this huge (>6 degrees) and dim object. The f2 Samyang lens was stopped down to f2.8.

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Head of Orion (Meissa Nebula), 



    
        

            Ray Heinle