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M42 10.4 hours of Ha

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#1 Dr Benway

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

I got all my data in two nights just before the clouds rolled in.

M42 The Orion Nebula
Ha: 10.4 hours
Camera:QHY9M/Custom Scientific 4.5nm Ha filter
Telescope: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ
Mount: Takahashi EM-10
Location: Abilene, Texas
Dates: January 22-24, 2013

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#2 CJK

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

Wow, that's beautiful detail!

!@$^&* now I have to go back and get some Ha data for my M42 ...

-- Chris

#3 jmasin

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Nice job! I had a dream of an M42 project this year :lol: but clouds all winter break kind of did me in (from my location I can't shoot past meridian due to trees... so she's almost gone for the year.

You did a great job! Definitely a nice image.

#4 Mike Wiles

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

Amazing amount of detail coming out of the 65mm refractor. Good job. I just finished shooting this one in a full Hubble palette myself. It never gets old.

Mike

#5 rigel123

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

Nice wide field shot and very nice processing.

#6 psandelle

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

That sure is purty...man, nice job!

#7 broca

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Way to sneak in those photons before the clouds arrive. Nice processing too!

#8 Mirzam

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Not to mention that the data was collected in moonlight!

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#9 Dr Benway

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

I am socked in with clouds now as predicted. Just as well, as the Moon is starting to get pretty obvious. I will catch some color data on the February New Moon cycle. I am really looking forward to seeing this project in HaRGB. Thanks for all the kudos!

John

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