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The Orion Nebula

With this nebula being visible to the naked eye in dark skies, it is theorized that the first ever human records date back to the ancient Mayans.

My original plan was to blend several different exposures from 10s to 240s in an attempt to tone down the core and pull out the faint, outer clouds. Unfortunately, my long exposure data from the night before was of poor quality, possibly due to haze or thin cloud cover. ⁣

Luckily, I took enough short exposures to allow me to pull out some of the fainter details.⁣


⁣Image details:

  • 221x 10” or ~37min⁣
  • 30x Darks⁣
  • 30x Flats/Dark Flats⁣
  • 02/20/2020⁣
  • Bortle 6⁣⁣/7⁣

Equipment used:

  • William Optics Gran Turismo 102⁣
  • William Optics Flat7A, 0.8x
  • Optolong L-Pro
  • Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro⁣
  • ZWO ASI533MC-Pro, unity gain, -25C⁣
  • ZWO EAF⁣⁣⁣
  • ZWO OAG⁣⁣⁣
  • ZWO ASI290MM-mini⁣⁣⁣


  • KStars/Ekos via INDI Server
  • Raspberry Pi4⁣⁣⁣
  • Deep Sky Stacker
  • Pixinsight⁣⁣⁣