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Winter finally gave me a glimpse! My first M42

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#1 soojooko

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 04:36 PM

As common as it is, I have only just managed to image M42 for the first time. Whoop!

 

Just 1 hours worth of 180s subs, plus a handful of 30s subs for the core and stars. I was going to bump up the colours and contrast some more, but I kind of like the soft natural look, so I may keep it as is for now. Its a little fuzzy - but not bad for 1 hour integration. Plus I had to rely on the ASIAIR all sky PA routine - which im not convinced is very accurate. But all-in-all? I'm very pleased.

 

As always - all feedback welcome. Cheers.

 

EDIT: forgot to add, im in a bortle 4 zone.

 

M42 - Orion Nebula

Edited by soojooko, 25 January 2023 - 04:55 PM.

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#2 Pingu

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 04:46 PM

Looks great for an hours integration! Stars look well controlled and plenty of colorful nebula to boot. Viewed it thru the LX90 a couple weeks ago and it looked amazing. I may take another whack at it when sky clears up. Good job Soojooko.

#3 Oddyse

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 04:48 PM

  It does look good! I like the natural look too. Thanks



#4 santaritajim

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 04:55 PM

Thank you for giving us a look! Very nice. It has a nice feel of depth to it.



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Posted 25 January 2023 - 06:17 PM

I especially like how you left some contrast at the heart, you didn’t blow it out. Very nicely done. 




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