Orion Nebula, early 2022

M42

This is Orion Nebula with less an hour of data I captured in two early March nights in 2022. Lightly processed using Photoshop & PixInsight with minimal noise reduction. Hopefully more data will be added next year (2023) from a Bortle Class 2 site.

Tech Card

Date / Location

18th July 2021, Warwickshire, GMT+0, United Kingdom, TEMP: 20C, Bortle Class 4 ~SGM: 21.26 mag./arc sec2

Equipment

Camera: Nikon D810A

Imaging Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-85ED

Correcting Lens: Takahashi Flattener 1.01x (composite focal length at 455mm and focal ratio at f/5.4)

Mount: iOptron CEM25EC guided with Lacerta MGEN-II Superguider

Image Quality

14 bit RAW (NEF)

Exposure time per image / number of composities and sensitivity

ISO 1600, 1 x 180" subs

ISO 1250, 5 x 180" subs

Total Integration Time

1hr 48mins

Calibration Frames

16 Darks, 48 Bias, 24 Flats

Software

PixInsight 1.8

Lightroom

Photoshop

DEEP SKY

Deep Sky photographs

STARSCAPE

Starscape photographs

SOLAR SYSTEM

Solar system photographs