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Observation by Graham Winstanley: M42 Great Orion Nebula

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Graham Winstanley


Graham Winstanley


2019 Nov 30 - 02:00


2019 Dec 03 - 20:13


The Orion Nebula (M42)

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Field centre

RA: 05h35m
Dec: -05°27'
Position angle: +38°52'

Field size

0°50' × 0°37'

  • Skywatcher ED80
  • Pier mounted NEQ6
  • SXV H9C
  • oag camera ASI120MM
  • Astronomik L

25 x 120s


Bassingham, Lincolnshire

Target name

M42 Great Orion Nebula


M42 Great Orion Nebula

About this image

 I thought that this set of images were to be yet another batch wasted through poor correction by the flats. Fortunately, I managed to get away without using flats; just had to patch one dust mote.

Not a very original target but I realised I had not imaged M42 since moving on from DSLR only; and everyone should have an M42!

Stacked and processed in Pixinsight. PI's HDR multiscale transform is just amazing.

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