Observation by Mark Phillips: M42 2010 - 2020

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Mark Phillips


Mark Phillips


2021 Jan 04 - 15:05


2021 Jan 04 - 15:08


The Orion Nebula (M42)

  • 80mm refractor, 180mm Mak-Cass, 200mm Newtonian, 200mm RC8, 250mm Newtonian telescopes
  • Canon 350D, 350D astro-modified, 600D, ATIK 460EX mono CCD, QHY168C CMOS cameras
  • Lumicon Deep Sky, Astronomik EOS CLS, IDAS P2, LRGB, Ha, OIII, SII filters

Forthimage Observatory, Edinburgh UK

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M42 2010 - 2020

About this image

Having just done my latest M42 I realised that I've been imaging this object for a long time, as I'm sure many others have too. So here's a montage of my M42 images taken since 2010. It's amazing how different it looks based on instrument, camera, filters, processing tools and techniques. Lots of trial and error as my skills, knowledge and equipment developed.

From L to R
Top row
1 200P (200mm f5 Newt), 350D
2 200P, 350D, DS filter
3 Combination of several setups
4 RC8 (200mm f8), Atik 460EX, LRGB, IDAS P2

Middle row
1 SkyMax180 (180mm f15 MakCass), 350D
2 200P, 350D modified, Astronomik CLS
3 C80ED (80mm f7.5), Atik 460EX, LRGB, IDAS P2
4 Same as 2 - reprocessed recently

Bottom row
1 250mm f4.8 Newt, Atik 460EX, Ha / OIII / Sii
2 250mm f4.8 Newt, Atik 460EX, Red filter, IDAS P2
3 250mm f4.8 Newt, QHY168C, IDAS P2 (mosaic, 2 panels)

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Alan Thomas
Alan Thomas, 2021 Jan 06 - 11:05 UTC


Interesting. Would it be possible to indicate which instrument combinations were used for each image?



Alan Thomas
Alan Thomas, 2021 Jan 08 - 13:46 UTC


Thanks for adding the details as requested.


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