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19-Dec-2020

Orion Nebula and Running Man

Paducah, TX

First Light from the property to become my observatory near Paducah, TX

The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion's Belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. Older texts frequently referred to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula.

Running Man - NGC 1973/5/7 is a reflection nebula 1/2 degree northeast of the Orion Nebula. The three NGC objects are divided by darker regions. It is also called The Running Man Nebula and Sharpless Catalog 279.

Takahashi FSQ-106N Quadruplet Fluorite Refractor
ZWO ASI2600MC Pro CMOS camera
Baader Vario Finder mounted as Guidescope
ZWO ASI178MM Guide Camara
Astro Physics 900 GTO mount

18 exposures 3.5 minutes each (100 gain/20 offset)
10 exposures 2 minute each (100 gain/20 offset) (for bright stars and outer Trapezium/Running Man)
20 exposures 30 sec each (100 gain/20 offset) (for Trapezium)

Guided with PHD 2
Captured Pre-processed and Stacked in Nebulosity 4
Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop full exif


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