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Jan 11, 2022 08:05:44   #
Marc G Loc: East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
 
Extreme Wide Field of the Constellation of Orion
Four hours imagining before the clouds crept in.
Techy Bits......
Askar 135mm
Altair Astro filter holder
L Pro Max filter
Altair Astro 269c pro tec
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Sharpcap for PA
APT for focus, plate solve & imagining
Lights 60 285g HGC 25os 60s
Lights 40 285g HGC 25os 90s
Lights 20 285g HGC 25os 120s
Darks 5 60s 5 90s 5 120s
Flats & Flat Darks x 30
Stacked, registered, intergrated in APP
Post Processed in PS CC2015


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Jan 11, 2022 08:31:28   #
RGreenway Loc: Morristown, New Jersey
 
That is really beautiful! Amazing!

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Jan 11, 2022 09:11:46   #
IreneAC Loc: San Diego
 
Wonderful image!

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Jan 11, 2022 09:12:48   #
DickC Loc: NE Washington state
 
Stunning!!

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Jan 11, 2022 09:35:27   #
alberio Loc: Colorado
 
Mark, this is as good an image of this area as I've seen. Wow!

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Jan 12, 2022 05:32:50   #
Marc G Loc: East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
 
Than you all. Alberio, I would love to get wider but only option now is mosaic

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Jan 12, 2022 11:32:52   #
Ballard Loc: Grass Valley, California
 
Marc G wrote:
Extreme Wide Field of the Constellation of Orion
Four hours imagining before the clouds crept in.
Techy Bits......
Askar 135mm
Altair Astro filter holder
L Pro Max filter
Altair Astro 269c pro tec
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Sharpcap for PA
APT for focus, plate solve & imagining
Lights 60 285g HGC 25os 60s
Lights 40 285g HGC 25os 90s
Lights 20 285g HGC 25os 120s
Darks 5 60s 5 90s 5 120s
Flats & Flat Darks x 30
Stacked, registered, intergrated in APP
Post Processed in PS CC2015
Extreme Wide Field of the Constellation of Orion b... (show quote)


Very nice shot indeed. Using multiple exposure times really helps to bring out details in M42.

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Jan 12, 2022 14:51:06   #
bwana Loc: Bergen, Alberta, Canada
 
Great capture and processing! Wonderful!

bwa

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Jan 12, 2022 17:20:50   #
profbowman Loc: Harrisonburg, VA, USA
 
That photo has exceptional quality.

Having shown Orion and its nebula to many college astronomy classes, I am trying to get my head oriented correctly. Can you send a sketch showing with a box where this is in the overall constellation? Thanks. --Richard

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Jan 12, 2022 20:10:17   #
DougS Loc: Central Arkansas
 
Got a WOW, out of me! Impressive, and beautiful!

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Jan 13, 2022 05:31:43   #
Marc G Loc: East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
 
profbowman wrote:
That photo has exceptional quality.

Having shown Orion and its nebula to many college astronomy classes, I am trying to get my head oriented correctly. Can you send a sketch showing with a box where this is in the overall constellation? Thanks. --Richard


Hi, I hope the attached assists with orientation?
Basically, Beetleguise is towards bottom left / orion is flipped 90 degrees anti-clockwise


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Jan 13, 2022 05:32:05   #
Marc G Loc: East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
 
DougS wrote:
Got a WOW, out of me! Impressive, and beautiful!


Thanks Doug

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Jan 13, 2022 05:33:03   #
Marc G Loc: East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
 
bwana wrote:
Great capture and processing! Wonderful!

bwa


Thanks mate

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Jan 13, 2022 05:36:26   #
Marc G Loc: East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
 
Ballard wrote:
Very nice shot indeed. Using multiple exposure times really helps to bring out details in M42.


You are so right mate. Shorter exposures preserve star size too.
A few of my friends are experimenting with 20s & 30s frames using the AA 26c with great results.
The only down side is processing 1000 30s frames, most pc's struggle at the stacking

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Jan 13, 2022 08:19:18   #
alberio Loc: Colorado
 
Marc G wrote:
You are so right mate. Shorter exposures preserve star size too.
A few of my friends are experimenting with 20s & 30s frames using the AA 26c with great results.
The only down side is processing 1000 30s frames, most pc's struggle at the stacking


It seems to me if I stack groups of 5 or 10, then stack those groups of 10, the computer might handle it better instead of trying to stack 1000 subs at the same time. Not sure if that would somehow mess up the data doing that.

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