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Second shot, breathtaking orion nebula - M42

Updated: Jan 25

Some time passed by, New Year's Eve was gone, so we stepped out for our next astrophoto session. Our new target, the orion nebula. This beautiful nebula is only one of a lot more beautiful objects around the zodiac orion. When we started observing the night sky with our first telescope (Celestron SCT Nexstar Evolution 9.25") in 2018, we fell in love with orion and his fellows. Quickly, we had the wish to take pictures from the views through the telescope... so we made some experiments with a Nikon camera (D5600) and this pic is what we got:


3 years later, we were very excited to come back to the orion nebula to take some pics with our new equipment. The result exceeds all expectations.


Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Esprit-100ED 550mm F/5,5 APO Triplet

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro

Mount: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescope: Evoguide 50ED 242mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120MM Mini

Software: AstroPixelProcessor, ZWO ASIAIR Pro, Photoshop


Dates: January 9 2021

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland

Frames: 36x120" (gain: 0)

Integration: 72 minutes

Darks: 30 Frames

Flats: 40 Frames

Bias: 100 Frames

Moon phase: 5%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4



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