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Rian-Pascal Bergen

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Messier 42, or Orion Nebula, Taken 20211108-20211109 & 20211115-20211117

20211108-20211109 & 20211115-20211117 Messier 42 - Orion Nebula

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A beautiful shot of the Orion nebula and Running Man Nebula. The Trapezium is well resolved, and the colors are just gorgeous. I even managed to tease out the dust clouds in the background, though I hope to do a better job next year.


Equipment

Telescope/Lens: Meade 70 mm Series 6000 Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor

Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-PRO

Guiding Scope: ZWO Mini Guide Scope

Guiding Camera: ZWO ASI290MM

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6R-Pro

Filters: Chroma 2" LRGB, Chroma 2" H-Alpha (3nm), Chroma 2" OIII (3nm)

Accessories: ZWO EFW 7x2", Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox, Astrozap AstroStrap 70mm Dew Heater

Software: N.I.N.I, PHD2, Deep Sky Stacker, Adobe Photoshop 2021, StarNet++

Storage Devices and Computers used are not mentioned here.


Location, Weather, and Acquisition

All data was taken from my Bortel 4 backyard. Location was within a 15-mile radius of Comer, Georgia (USA) (34.0637° N, 83.1254° W). Weather data was not recorded. Some Acquisition Data may be missing.


Date Temperature Humidity Average Moon Phase
2021-11-08 - 2021-11-09N/AN/AWaxing Crescent (20.1%)
2021-11-15 - 2021-11-16N/AN/AWaxing Gibbous (87.9%)
2021-11-16 - 2021-11-17N/AN/AWaxing Gibbous (93.5%)

Date Filter F-Ratio Gain/ISO Exposure Time Number of Exposures
2021-11-08 - 2021-11-09Rf/5Gain 139, Offset 211070
2021-11-08 - 2021-11-09Gf/5Gain 139, Offset 211070
2021-11-08 - 2021-11-09Bf/5Gain 139, Offset 211050
2021-11-13 - 2021-11-15H-Alphaf/5Gain 139, Offset 2130120
2021-11-13 - 2021-11-15H-Alphaf/5Gain 139, Offset 2130039
TOTAL INTEGRATIONHARGBf/5N/A4H 46M 40S349

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