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Yet Another M42 Orion Nebula (C80ED, Baader UHC-S, Nikon D7000)

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Hello all,

last I night I give a try at Orion Nebula when the clouds were not in the way :) I live in a fairly light polluted city centre (with a thick orange sky glow) so I decided to buy a Baader UHC-S filter to see if it would help, so this is my first light with the UHC-S and I was chuffed! In my opinion, it's worth every cent! 

Normally, even when taking a lot of subs, darks and flats I end up with weird gradients, heavy noise, lack of contrast and other annoying artifacts that not even post processing can get rid of, but last night the UHC-S blessed me and with only a bunch of quick subs and darks I've finally got some decent contrast, decent colours and detail ! Again, not an Hubble grade picture and very far from those crazy 100 hours Ha-RGB stacks, but it's my first half-decent DSO image so I'm happy with it (it must have been my lucky night yesterday, as I was lucky also with Jupiter). I think it needs some more post processing as there is a bit more signal and nebulosity to squeeze out. Any comment or advise appreciated!

Celestron 80ED (F/7.5)

Motorised EQ5 (Rough polar alignment)

2" UHC-S Filter

Nikon D7000

20 subs, 20 seconds each, ISO 1600

5 Darks

Churned by DSS

Squeezed by Adobe Lightroom

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Thanks for watching! :)

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