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Observation by Graeme Coates: The Sword

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Graeme Coates

Observer

Graeme Coates

Observed

2021 Jan 14 - 00:00

Uploaded

2021 Mar 29 - 12:18

Objects

The Orion Nebula (M42)
M43
Sharpless 279
IC4200
IC4283
NGC1981
NGC1973
NGC1975
The Running Man (NGC1977)
The Orion Nebula (M42)
NGC1980
M43
NGC1981

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Constellation

Orion

Field centre

RA: 05h35m
Dec: -05°16'
Position angle: -4°55'

Field size

1°51' × 2°29'

Equipment
  • Skywatcher Esprit 80ED
  • MI-250
  • STF8300M
  • Baader Filters
Exposure

23.2 hrs total (HDR composition)

Location

EEYE

Target name

The Orion Nebula and Running Man

Title

The Sword

About this image

An area that needs little introduction: Orion's Sword - stretching from north of NGC1973/75/77 (Sh2-279): The Running Man nebula, past De Mairan's Nebula, M43 and The Orion Nebula, M42 and just including IC428 (Bernes 120) and the Orion Streamers or "Waterfall" associated with Herbig-Haro 222.

To try to deal with the extreme variation in brightness across the field, I used an HDR Composition approach in imaging (combining exposures rangin from 6 sec in L, through 30 and 120sec up to 600sec).

Data was captured during Jan 2021 from E_EYE.

Acquisition: Paul Tribe, Graeme Coates
Processing: Graeme Coates

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