“The Space Walk” 70 light hours closer to Orion


Paul C Swift

Valencia, Spain

Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen VSD & Tak TSA
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

Orion Skyscape “The Space Walk”

This is an 8 panel mosaic depicting Orion. This image is the culmination of my R,G,B,L, Ha Orion mosaic for 2016. 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 our home galaxy 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. This image take you 70 light hours closer to Orion.
Age: 3.002 million years
Magnitude: 4
Discovered: November 26, 1610
Constellations: Orion
Discoverer: Christiaan Huygens