Daily Archives: March 20, 2015

Orion Nebula, M 42, Ha LRGB


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. The Orion Nebula is one of the most scrutinized and photographed objects in the night sky, and is among the most intensely studied celestial features. 

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS 115/800
Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G2-8300 with external FW
Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ8
Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS 115/800
Guiding cameras: Lodestar
Focal reducers: Riccardi Reducer 0,75x
Software: Pixinsight,  photoshop cs5
Filters: Baader Ha 7nm,  Baader LRGB 36mm
Resolution: 2484×3215
Dates: Feb. 23, 2015
Integration: 0.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 4.56 days
Avg. Moon phase: 21.78%
Author: az-picture.de

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