Deep Sky Photography with digital cameras

CCD Astrophotography by Jürgen Stein

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M42 / M43 (Orion Nebula

M42 / M43 (Orion Nebula

Image orientation: North is on the right side.

Exposure Data:

Date: 10.+11.10.2010
Telescope: William Optics FLT 132mm @ f/7 and Corrector at 10Micron GM2000 mount.
Camera: SBIG ST 2000 @ -15°C.
Exposure: LRGB 20x600s + 7x60s + 6x30s + 5x10s + 5x3s / 6x180s + 5x60s / 5x180s + 6x60s / 6x180s + 5x60s. RGB 2x2 binned. Total exposure time 4h37m.
Location: Sahara Sky Hotel, Zagora, South Morocco.
Note: No flat field images could be taken due to technical restrictions.
Processing: MaximDL, Photoshop