Orion Nebula M42 with P950

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OutsideTheMatrix Veteran Member • Posts: 7,850
Re: Orion Nebula M42 with P950

Aisse Gaertner wrote:

alandalsong wrote:

it must be very difficult to adjust your angle, blindly, to position the Nebula in your composition.

From one of your photos, you seem to have a very interesting (maybe unconventional) set-up to allow you make very fine actuation. Could you please share with us?

I have already assumed that your tracker was not part of the above actuation once it had been calibrated.


It’s a Celestron setup. I just did take off the telescope. It’s not automatic and a little outdated in comparison with newer trackers. Combining this with the difficulty of alignment to the South Pole.. the result was not so precise

celeston se mount?  I have that!

one thing I cant figure out though, the image was taken at 2000mm efl....and I have read that M42 fills the frame at 1200mm efl.....

can you also try M31 the andromeda galaxy too?  it is supposed to fill the frame at 600mm efl but I have seen images that do not fill it even at 1200mm efl....I wonder how that is?

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