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The Great Nebula in Orion ( Messier 42, NGC 1976 )


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The Great Orion Nebula  (Messier 42, Messier 43, NGC 1976 ) in the Orion Constellation

RA 5 36 15, DEC -5 26 31 ( 2016.9 )
Skywatcher Quattro 10" f4 Newtonian telescope
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
Orion Short Tube 80mm guide scope & auto guider - PHD2
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector & no filter
Nikon D5300 (unmodified)
Field of view (deg) < ~ 1.35 x 0.90
long exp noise reduction on
45 x 120 sec ISO 400,
15 x 60 sec ISO 100,
+various short exposures 3 to 15 sec to extend dynamic range for bright stars

Pixinsight & Photoshop
28th November 2016



Edited by mike005
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On 02/12/2016 at 08:50, Allinthehead said:

A nice Orion for the scrapbook.

Thanks, much appreciated.



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21 hours ago, PatrickGilliland said:

Nice work Mike - bet the book (scrap does not seem appropriate anymore!) is becoming well populated.


Thanks Paddy and yes, the scrap book is slowing coming along; it would be even more advanced if the clouds would just give me a break :(



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20 hours ago, laudropb said:

Very nice image.

Cheers, much appreciated.

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14 hours ago, gnomus said:

Very nice and natural looking.  


10 hours ago, Adriano said:

Beautiful image of M42. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Thanks Guys, much appreciated.



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