“The Space Walk” 70 light hours closer to Orion

The Space Walk

The Space Walk


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
Age: 3.002 million years
Magnitude: 4
Discovered: November 26, 1610
Constellations: Orion
Discoverer: Christiaan Huygens

Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen VSD
Imaging camera: Starlight Express SXVR-H18
Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 and Pro Paramount MX
Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD
Software: Sequence Generator Pro
Filter: Baader H-alpha 3.5 Nm pluss Baader RGBL
Accessory: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Guider

Dates: Jan 1st to Feb. 20, 2016
Frames: 80×1800″ + 480 x 5 RGB plus more
Integration: 70.0 hours
Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain




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