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NGC1977, M43, M42 - Gordon Hansen

NGC1977, M43, M42 - Gordon Hansen

Posted by Stellarvue on 6th Feb 2019

This beautiful image was submitted to us by Gordon Hansen. To "Own the Night" Gordon used his Stellarvue SVQ100. Here's what Gordon said:
"I took this image of M42 over four nights starting in from mid-November 2018 through January 3, 2019. The scope has exceeded my expectations."
Image copyright of Gordon Hansen.

Location: Backyard observatory in Woodhaven, Michigan

Telescope: Stellarvue SVQ100

Camera: Canon 6D (Huetech modified)

Mount: Losmandy G-11

Images captured with TheSkyX camera add on using CCDAutoPilot.

Exposures:

ISO800

o34 x 300”

o13 x 180”

o9 x 30”

o14 x 10”

ISO 200

o8 x 10” (Trapezium still overexposed!)

Processing Software: PixInsight and Photoshop CC