Constellations Wide Field

Southern Orion in a Wide Field View

An image of Orion from January 2023 taken with a QHY268C cooled astronomy camera mated with a Samyang 135mm lens to give a very wide field view.

Southern Orion with Samyang 135mm and QHY268C
Orion In A Wide Field with QHY268C and a Samyang 135mm DLSR lens

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The image is composed of 56 x 120s exposures at F2.8. I used my wide field rig with autofocus to get the stars and nebulosity sharp and tight.  I captured flats, darks and dark-flats.  Mounted on NEQ6 with a guider scope and image data captured with NINA.  All pre and post development is done in PixInsight.

Captured over two nights 20th and 23rd January 2023 when Orion was high to the south.  From my back yard in Saxondale, Nottinghamshire – suburban, Bortle 4-5.

I have also captured the Constellation of Orion here.

Annotated Version
Southern Orion Finder Chart
Finder Chart

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