Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  IC 423  ·  IC 424  ·  IC 426
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vdB 48 & Friends around Orion's Belt, 


            PJ Mahany
vdB 48 & Friends around Orion's Belt
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vdB 48 & Friends around Orion's Belt

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY268c

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm guidescope Miniguider 50mm

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider Orion Starshoot Auto-Guider

Software: StarTools  ·  BYEOS  ·  TheSkyX Pro  ·  SkyTools  ·  SharpCap 3.1 Sharp Cap  ·  PixInsight1.8  ·  PHD Guiding 2 PHD 2 Guiding

Dates:Jan. 16, 2021

Frames: 88x60"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.24%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4161152

RA center: 5h 37' 0"

DEC center: -0° 13' 48"

Pixel scale: 2.497 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.118 degrees

Field radius: 1.283 degrees

Resolution: 3084x2045

Locations: Sierra Nevada Mountains, Near Yosemite, California, United States

Data source: Backyard


Situated Just outside Mintaka & Alnilam in Orion's belt, many objects are included. IC 423,424 and 426 are here. Also vdB-48 plus DG 62 &63. A portion of NGC 1990 is also present. GN 05.37.9, a reflection nebulae is also present. Binned 2x1 The belt stars extensively illuminate much of this field.


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vdB 48 & Friends around Orion's Belt, 


            PJ Mahany

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