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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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M42 thru the TeleVue, 


            Brett Creider
M42 thru the TeleVue
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M42 thru the TeleVue

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 1, 2019

Optolong L-Pro: 15x15" (gain: 200.00) -10C
Optolong L-Pro: 18x300" (gain: 200.00) -10C
Optolong L-Pro: 18x60" (gain: 200.00) -10C

Integration: 1.9 hours

Darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 4.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.46%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3090691

RA center: 5h 34' 55"

DEC center: -5° 18' 28"

Pixel scale: 1.759 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.518 degrees

Field radius: 1.046 degrees

Resolution: 3492x2478

Locations: Middle-of-Nowhere, Desdemona, TX, United States

Data source: Traveller


M42 with less than two hours of data from a Bortle 2 site off the side of a Texas highway.



Brett Creider
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M42 thru the TeleVue, 


            Brett Creider