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Rian-Pascal Bergen

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The Orion Constellation, Taken 20220301-20220304

20220301-20220304 Orion Constellation

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This was my last chance at seriously taking images of the Winter Constellations. My weather this Winter has truly been "wonderful" to say the least... Anyways, since I was a little rusty, I decided to take another shot at the Orion Constellation. I had 3 nights of no moon, and no clouds. Perfect weather to get some serious time on a subject. I was pretty happy with the way this turned out. Especially with the star colors as well as with the amount of hydrogen-alpha emissions that I managed to collect. This is my best Orion Image to date.


Telescope/Lens: AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

Imaging Camera: NIKON D3300

Guiding Scope: N/A

Guiding Camera: N/A

Mounts: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 21 Pro, Radian Telescopes Quick-Release Carbon Fiber Tripod

Filters: N/A

Accessories: JJC Intervalometer, Universal Lens Defogger, ANKER PowerCore+ Battery Bank

Software: Deep Sky Stacker, SiriL-1.0.0-rc2, Adobe Photoshop 2022, StarNet++

Storage Devices and Computers used are not mentioned here.

Location, Weather, and Acquisition

All data was taken from my Bortel 4 backyard over a total of 3 nights between March 1st (2nd) and March 3rd (4th). Location was within a 15-mile radius of Comer, Georgia (USA) (34.0637° N, 83.1254° W).

Date Temperature Humidity Average Moon Phase
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02Temperature ChartHumidity ChartWaning Crescent (1.0%)
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03Temperature ChartHumidity ChartNew Moon (0.0%)
2022-03-03 - 2022-03-04Temperature ChartHumidity ChartWaxing Crescent (1.5%)

Date Filter F-Ratio Gain/ISO Exposure Time Number of Exposures
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02RGGBf/3.2ISO-160030 seconds32
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02FLATSf/3.2ISO-16001/100 second60
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02BIASf/3.2ISO-16001/4000 second64
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02DARKSf/3.2ISO-160030 seconds60
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03RGGBf/3.2ISO-160030 seconds276
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03FLATSf/3.2ISO-16001/2000 second60
2022-03-03 - 2022-03-04RGGBf/3.2ISO-160030 seconds256
2022-03-03 - 2022-03-04FLATSf/3.2ISO-16001/2500 second60

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