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Paul C Swift



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January 29th 2016


Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD and Takahashi TSA 102 Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18 Mounts: Sky-Watcher MX Guiding telescopes or lenses:Vixen VSD Guiding cameras: sx loadstar Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PHD, Photoshop CS5 Filters: Baader Ha, R,G,B.L Accessories: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel, Baader Planetarium 36mm narrowband filters.


This image is the culmination of my R,G,B,L, Ha Orion mosaic for 2016. The data used to create this amateur image was produced over a period of two months from my home observatory in Valencia. The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. Distance to Earth: 1,344 light years. This image take you 70 light hours closer to Orion. Age: 3.002 million years Magnitude: 4 Discovered: November 26, 1610 Constellations: Orion Discoverer: Christiaan Huygens




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