M42

The interest to test the Vaonis Stellina by capturing the Orion nebula was huge, given the fact that M42 is just stunning to look at in my C8. The sky chart shows M42 with the approximate sky extent covered by Stellina’s sensor, overlaid.

Image from 01/17/2021, end of observation approximately at 21:28 (local time). 14 individual images recorded, with an exposure time of 10 seconds each. Total exposure time of 2.3 minutes. Observation conditions about Bortle class 7-8. Internally processed JPEG.

Astronomical Times for Berlin (52, 13)
Starting 17 Jan 2021, +1 day
DateMorningSunriseSunsetEveningMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
twilighttwilight
17 Jan 202106:3408:0416:3118:0110:3521:30day 4 of Moon
M42 (14 exp, 7.3°, 44% rh) r_M42_20_stacked

Automatic image processing by Stellina (left) and a rather quick (moreso, admittedly improvable) manual processing attempt (right), i.e., stacking of the raw images (FITS) exported by Stellina, and further editing of the stacked image. 

Image from 01/22/2021, end of observation approximately at 20:10 (local time). 49 individual images recorded, with an exposure time of 10 seconds each. Total exposure time of 8.2 minutes. Observation conditions about Bortle class 7-8. Internally processed JPEG.

Astronomical Times for Berlin (52, 13)
Starting 22 Jan 2021, +1 day
DateMorningSunriseSunsetEveningMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
twilighttwilight
22 Jan 202106:2907:5916:3918:0911:5102:05day 8 of Moon

Image from 02/14/2021, end of observation approximately at 19:30 (local time). 210 individual images recorded, with an exposure time of 10 seconds each. Total exposure time of 35 minutes. Observation conditions about Bortle class 7-8. Raw images (FITS) manually processed with Siril, editing with Affinity Photo/DxO.

Astronomical Times for Berlin (52, 13)
Starting 14 Feb 2021, +1 day
DateMorningSunriseSunsetEveningMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
twilighttwilight
14 Feb 202105:5207:2217:2118:5108:5520:22day 2 of Moon