The Great Orion Nebula from La Palma!

Recently I took this image of the Great Orion Nebula from La Palma / Spain. Actually it was just a test of my equipment. I did not align the mount and hence the guiding was miserable. I only took some frames with the IR filter with different exposure times. Still, in the end the result was much better than I expected. I love the La Palma sky!! ­čÖé

Date2017/02/02
LocationLa Palma / Spain
ObjectThe Great Orion Nebula
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, QHY5-II Mono via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling0┬░C
Luminance4x 5s, 7x 15s, 9x 75s, 7x 150s, 5x 300s, 2x 600s, all bin: 1x1
Red-
Green-
Blue-
Dark-
Flat10x
Total exposure~1h15m
The image is also available in full resolution here.

The Great Orion Nebula - A second try

Actually this motif - the Great Orion Nebula (M42) - was one of the first nebula I have ever tried since starting with astrophotography. I was already quite satisfied with the first result (maybe because I didn't know better :)). Tonight I decided to give it another try. Personally I think it is much better than the last one. The image is also available in full resolution.

Date2014/02/07
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectM42 (The Great Orion Nebula)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, QHY5-II Mono via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15┬░C
Luminance2x, 2s, 20s, 100s, 200s, 600s, bin: 1x1
Red2x, 2s, 20s, 100s, 200s, 400s, bin: 2x2
Green2x, 2s, 20s, 100s, 200s, 400s, bin: 2x2
Blue2x, 2s, 20s, 100s, 200s, 400s, bin: 2x2
Dark10x
Flat10x
Total exposure~1h43min.
Last updated: December 27, 2015 at 21:57 pm