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Telescope : Takahashi E160ed

Camera : ASI ZWO 6200mm Pro

Mount : Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Focal length : 528mm

Fov : 234 x 156 arcmins

Image Scale : 1.47 arcsec/pixel

Observatory : Deep Sky Chile

Filters: HaLRGB

L 120x2m R 120x2m G 135x2m B 120x2m H 90x4m

L 24×0.5s R 24×0.5s G 24×0.5s B 24×0.5s H 24x1s

Integration: 22h31m

RA: 05h35m17s

Dec : -05°2307

e160 close up 1

Winter is here and so is Orion the Hunter. Visible to the naked eye as a fuzzy patch in the middle of Orion’s belt it is a target all astrophotographers have imaged or viewed at some time or the other. The net is replete with images ranging from the very wide to the very long. Orion is a tough image to capture due its high dynamic range between the Trapezium stars in its core and the faint dust clouds and gases which surround the region. In this 22hr long integration I tried to being out all the faint details while trying to preserve the core

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