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M42 & NGC1977
M42 & NGC1977
M42 & NGC1977
Details
Date Taken: 10/07/2011
Photographer: Robert V.
Location: Louisville, KY
Telescope: Orion ED80 f/7.5 item # 09895 resulting in 510mm focal length at f/6.375
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized Mount # 24338
Camera: SBIG ST8300C
Processing: R, normalized, aligned & combined with Images Plus. Stretched with Adobe CS3 and Apple Aperture.
Exposure: 20 x 1 minute, 24x 2 minutes, 39x 4 minutes, 19x 6 minutes, 8x 10minutes @ -15C sensor temp. Total time:6 hrs + 58 minutes
Other Equipment Used: Orion Focal Reducer Corrector for ED80 Refractor Item # 05195, Orion Awesome Autoguider package item # 24770, Orion Dew Zapper Pro 4 channel control module Item # 03517 with Orion 80mm-127mm Telescope Heating Band item # 03520 and Astronomiks CLS CCD filter
Notes: Clear skies and ambient temp. 55-60 degrees F. My location was my house in heavy light poluted area.

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