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T Watson



Location of Photo:

Winder, GA

Date/Time of photo:

12/30/12 9:00-10:00PM


Celestron Omni XLT 150 FL 750mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector & Orion 8x40 illuminated straight through finerscope. Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial, TrueTrack duel axis electronic drive & polar axis finder scope. Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D DSLR, Baader Planetarium 2" Moon & Skyglow IR-Cut Neodymium Filter & Ziekos Remote Shutter Release.


This image shows the sparkling sword of Orion's belt, M42, M43, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1977, and NGC 1980. This final processed image is a composition of 5x50 second light frames for a total of 4 minutes 10 seconds. ISO 400 stacked with Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.3 Beta 47 using 5 dark, flat, dark flat and offset frames. Processed using Sagelight Image Editor v4.4. There was no auto-guiding scope, camera or software used in this composition.


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