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Observation by Paul Whitmarsh: M42 Region

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Paul Whitmarsh

Observer

Paul Whitmarsh

Observed

2021 Jan 09 - 21:52

Uploaded

2021 Jan 23 - 18:15

Objects

The Orion Nebula (M42)
M43
The Running Man (NGC1977)

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Constellation

Orion

Field centre

RA: 05h34m
Dec: -05°05'
Position angle: -92°27'

Field size

2°07' × 1°25'

Equipment
  • William Optics Whitecat 51mm f4.9 Refractor
  • Modified Canon 450D
  • Vixen Super Polaris Mount - Circa 1987
  • Astronomik UV/IR Filter
Exposure

120s

Location

Uckfield

Target name

M42 Region

Title

M42 Region

About this image

I dug out my old Super Polaris mount see how it could perform with the whitecat. The SP Mount was supplied with my C8 which I bought in 1987. The C8 was too much for the SP mount for photography, however it seems great for lighter payloads. The maximum ungiuded exposure I can away with seems to be around 2 muinutes, I took several images and picked the best one to process. I would have stacked images, if I had more acceptable exposures. And what better object for the test. 

The Trapezium area has been dodged to show more detail in that area.

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Andrew Jeffries
Andrew Jeffries, 2021 Jan 23 - 20:48 UTC

Lovely shot of M42.

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