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Observation by Peter Tickner: M42 and M43

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Peter Tickner

Observer

Peter Tickner

Observed

2020 Nov 04 - 02:30

Uploaded

2020 Nov 05 - 14:35

Objects

The Orion Nebula (M42)
M43

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Constellation

Orion

Field centre

RA: 05h35m
Dec: -05°20'
Position angle: +0°40'

Field size

0°24' × 0°15'

Equipment
  • ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
  • Luminance/IR cut filter
  • 14inch/356mm f/10 LX200 SCT
  • OAG with Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • EQ8 mount
Location

Urban Berkshire

Target name

M42 and M43

Title

M42 and M43

About this image

This is an attempt at a slightly different take on these familiar and bright nebulae by using a colour camera and a large number of short exposures (135x15seconds) so that I could stack and bring out some of the subtle colours usually lost in narrowband images as well as keeping the Trapezium stars clearly visible.  This was my last target of the night and finished close to 3am on a chilly early morning.

Peter

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