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Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion, Horsehead nebula, IC 430, IC 432, IC 434, M 42, M 43, NGC 1975, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1981, NGC 1982, NGC 1990, NGC 1999, NGC 2023, NGC 2024, Part of the constellation Orion (Ori), The star 42Ori, The star 49Ori, The star Alnilam (εOri), The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star Mintaka (δOri), The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri, The star σOri
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Orion and Friends, 


            Tim Looi
Orion and Friends
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Orion and Friends

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 2, 2019

Frames: 1x34200"

Integration: 9.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.29%

Basic astrometry details job: 3107937

RA center: 5h 38' 5"

DEC center: -3° 34' 12"

Pixel scale: 7.809 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 79.353 degrees

Field radius: 4.516 degrees

Resolution: 3464x2309

Data source: Backyard


After 4 nights battling 40'C heat and haze during the day, pretty happy overall how this turned out. Attempted a 'HDR' on Orion but I suspect I may need some shorter subs to expose the core without blowing out. Anyway here's my take on M42, NGC1975, IC434 and NGC2023 in HSO (RGB combine). Total of 9.5hrs integrated in APP and tweaked in PS. Clear Skies !
HEQ5PRO belt mod + samyang 135mm f2@3.5
Zwo Asiair
ZWO asi1600mm pro unity gain @-20c
Zwo asi224mc + 130mmf4 mini guidescope
Zwo 8EFW + 1.25” 7nm narrowband filters
Ha - 10x 300s, 10x180s, 10x60s, 23x600s
Oiii - 10x 300s, 10x 600s
Sii - 10x 300s, 5x 600s



Tim Looi
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Orion and Friends, 


            Tim Looi