Daily Archives: November 6, 2014

Orion Nebula



The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. 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. It has a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun. Older texts frequently refer to the Orion Nebula as theGreat Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Guan Sheng Optical GSO 8″ F/4 Newton
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D
Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro SyncScan
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Starshoot
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6, Pixinsight Core 1.8
Resolution: 1920×1298
Dates: Oct. 29, 2014
Frames: 50×300″
Integration: 4.2 hours
Avg. Moon age: 5.14 days
Avg. Moon phase: 26.99%
RA center: 83.776 degrees
DEC center: -5.292 degrees
Pixel scale: 3.985 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 94.525 degrees
Field radius: 1.282 degrees

Author: Jordi Marcos Marin

Astrophotography of the day of SPONLI. 06.11.2014