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M42 - 13.2.2023 at 18.30 Helsinki Observation number 112110

Visibility IV / V

Tuomas Salo, Ursa (Helsinki)

I imaged Orion's gas nebula M42 by stacking 23 2-second exposures with DeepSkyStacker. I post-processed the image with the Photo Director 365 program.



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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • M42
  • Constellation
    • Orion
  • Weather
    • Sää oli täysin selkeä.

  • Nebulae
    • Emission nebula info

      In an emission nebula the hot stars nearby cause the gas glow. This should not mix with reflection nebula, where the gas is only lit up by nearby stars.

      The appearance of a gas nebula is irregular, and the fainter parts of it need bigger instruments to be visible.

       

      Emssion nebulae in Cepheus. The bigger part is composed of the nebulae Cederblad 214 (Ced214) and NGC 7822. The lower round nebula is called Sharpless 170 (Sh2-170). Image J-P Metsävainio.

       

      The Orion nebula. Image Samuli Vuorinen.

       

      In this 4-degree-field there are emission nebulae Sh2-157, Sh2-158, Sh2-159, Sh2-161 and Sh2-162 (or NGC 7635 aka Bubble Nebula) and open clusters M52 and NGC 7510. Image Juha Kepsu.

       

      NGC 281 aka Pacman Nebula. The object is in Cassiopeia. Image J-P Metsävainio.

       

      NGC 896 in Cassiopeia is the tip of Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Image Timo Inkinen.

Technical information

Camera Nikon D5100. Lens sigma 400 mm telephoto. Stand Gitza Gilux reporter.

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