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Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion, M 42, M 43, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1982, The star 42Ori, The star 45Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri
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Another M42, 



    
        

            HixonJames
Another M42
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Another M42

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Dates:Jan. 1, 2020

Frames:
76x180" ISO200
57x2" ISO200
52x60" ISO200

Integration: 4.7 hours

Darks: ~26

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 5.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3191859

RA center: 5h 35' 12"

DEC center: -5° 22' 19"

Pixel scale: 2.787 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.518 degrees

Field radius: 0.930 degrees


Resolution: 2000x1333

Locations: John Glenn Astronomy Park, Logan, Ohio, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

One of the things I love most about astrophotography is that we do not set out to take the best photo of a given object. We set out to take OUR best photo of a given object. Striving to beat any Hubble image is futile. But, beating our last image is quite exciting.

This is my best M42 so far, and I'm very excited about it. Of course, I'm still critical of it, but mostly I'm excited.

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Description: Complete reedit, working on luminance and color separately. A bit more saturation, a bit more detail.

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Another M42, 



    
        

            HixonJames