The Orion Nebula, January 21 & 25, 2020
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Added January 30, 2020 ...
The Orion Nebula January 21, 2020

The Orion Nebula, January 21, 2020
This is my best yet of the Orion Nebula
See some of my Past Pictures of Orion

This is a continuation of an experiment using filters on a One-Shot-Color camera (Altair Hypercam 394c ProTEC). It is a blend of 30 minutes each of no filter, Hydrogen Alpha (Ha) 12nm and Oxygen 3 (O-III narrowband). I used the red from the Ha and the blue from the O-III filter. Most of the processing was done in Photoshop CC 2020

The Techy Stuff
Telescope: Orion 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian at f/5.3
Focal length: 1,000 mm
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Mount setting and alignment via Celestron PWI software
Rig to Indoor Computer Connection: USB 2 196 feet Extender via cat 6 cable
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro & Orion CT 80mm Scope
Guiding Software: PHD2
Camera: Altair Hypercam 294c Pro TEC
Sensor Temp: -15°C (5°F)
Filters: None, Ha 12nm & O-III narrow Band
Settings: Gain: 900 None & O-III, and 6464(Ha)
Focus Controller: Pegasus Cube Total sub-frames: 60 @30sec each
Calibration frames: 40 Dark
Capture Software: SharpCap Pro
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Post processing in PixInsight & Photoshop CC
Outside temperature 35°F (2°C)
Bortle Light Pollution zone: 4.5 (Barely can see the Milky Way)
Sky Condition: 10 [scale of 0 (cloudy) to 10 (clear)]
No Lunar Interference
Location: My Heavenly Garden Backyard, Savannah, GA

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