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A M42 WF color image, CPH, Denmark, 



    
        

            Niels V. Christensen
A M42 WF color image, CPH, Denmark
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A M42 WF color image, CPH, Denmark

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: WO FLT-110 WO  ·  Meade Lx200ACF 16" F6.2 Meade SCT 16"

Imaging cameras: zwo asi 071MC PRO ZWO  ·  ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cooled ZWO mono

Mounts: Milburn Wedge Wedge mounted on a pole

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Individual ED70mm Individual

Guiding cameras: loadstar II Lodestar Autoguider

Software: PixInsight PinInsight  ·  PHD2  ·  The SkyX Pro, CCDStack2, RegiStar, PS. Diff. SW products

Filters: Baader 2" UVIR block  ·  Baader LRGB, Hubble palette filters Baader filters

Accessory: Meade on wedge


Dates:Jan. 12, 2021Jan. 31, 2021

Frames:
Baader 2" UVIR block: 10x240" bin 1x1
Baader LRGB, Hubble palette filters Baader filters: 11x10" bin 1x1
Baader LRGB, Hubble palette filters Baader filters: 16x30" bin 1x1

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.96%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4194228

RA center: 5h 34' 51"

DEC center: -5° 24' 14"

Pixel scale: 3.853 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 25.463 degrees

Field radius: 0.929 degrees


Resolution: 1393x1035

Locations: Home observatory, Copenhagen, DK-2270 Kastrup, Denmark

Data source: Backyard

Description

10x240sec subs were used to process this WF M42 image.
The limited amount of subs were due to a lot of clouds blocked for more exposures.
It's taken as a piggi-back on my 16" SCT, where a WO FLT-110 F7 refractor and a ZWO asi071MC camera is mounted.
A Baader 2" UV-IR blok filter was also used. The subs were only calibrated with darks.

Please check out revisions B & C, thanks :-)

My home build observatory is placed in my front yard/in the "red light" pollution zone, have a look here,
Red Zone

Kind regards Niels

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B

Description: Just to have it here. Planet setup usage, 16" SCT, FFC, ADC, ZWO asi462MC, I tried to use lucky imaging technique on the M42 trapez area. The image consist of AS3x64 processed FC stacks where Baader SII, R, G, B and a IR-742 36mm filter was used. The FC image/stack size was a mix between 500, 1000 og 2000 frames pr. SER stack.

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Description: M42 trapez area used in the shown WF image. It's taken with the 16" F6.2 SCT setup. Total exposures were only 16x30sec+11x10sec. A ZWO asi1600MM camera & Baader RGB filters were also used :-)

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A M42 WF color image, CPH, Denmark, 



    
        

            Niels V. Christensen