M42 in the city.

Posted by Dan Kearl on Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:59 pm

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M42, great Orion Nebula, the easiest deep sky object to image.
It is a gas cloud 14 light years across or beyond comprehension.

Don't confuse these with the work of Scott Fairbairn, he is doing real Astro work, I am using my bird set up...
Taken last night between 9 and 10:30 pm in Portland, Oregon on the sidewalk in front of my house.
Astro is a fun learning curve, with a $400 tracker you can use DSLR stuff and have fun.
D500, 420mm (300 f2.8 w 1.4 tc)
10 frames at 60 sec.
20 frames at 90 sec.
5 dark, 10 bias and 10 flat.
PP in PixelAstroProcess, Affinity photo and Capture one.

Clicking on image is a must for a good view!

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by Scott Fairbairn on Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:35 am
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Great image Dan! M42 is such an amazing object.

by Mary Brun on Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:57 pm
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Really an incredible image, beyond human understanding in terms of beauty, shades and colors.

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by david fletcher on Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:12 pm
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Quite amazing Dan. Wonderful sight!
Make your life spectacular!

by Carol Clarke on Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:13 pm
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It might be only with your bird set up, Dan - but the end result is amazingly beautiful! A click results in a magical view, one I could look at for a long time - I'm sure a print of this would grace any wall! Love it!

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by Ron Day on Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:21 pm
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This is excellent. The size of the gas cloud is amazing! Keep up the great work, Dan!

by Swissblad on Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:26 pm
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Lovely image - TFS.

by John Labrenz on Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:47 pm
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Out of this world!,,,and truly amazing not only in scope but also in the ability to capture this for us to appreciate
Excellent work Dan!

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:49 am
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I hope your statement isn't an apology! This is gorgeous! The end result is what counts, and I can't imagine even getting this far with such visions. Some bird!! ;)
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