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.

Date, approximate end of exposure

Approximate object coordinates

Images (total exposure time)

Editing remarks

Bortle class

January 17, 2021, ca. 21:28 CET

Az. 172°, Alt. 31°

14 images (140s)

Internally processed JPG

7-8

Astronomische Zeiten für Berlin (52, 13)
Vom 17 Jan 2021, +1 Tag
DatumMorgenSonne: AufgangSonne: UntergangAbendMond: AufgangMond: UntergangMond: Phase
DämmerungDämmerung
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. 

Date, approximate end of exposure

Approximate object coordinates

Images (total exposure time)

Editing remarks

Bortle class

January 22, 2021, ca. 20:10 CET

Az. 156°, Alt. 29°

49 images (490s)

Internally processed JPG

7-8

Astronomische Zeiten für Berlin (52, 13)
Vom 22 Jan 2021, +1 Tag
DatumMorgenSonne: AufgangSonne: UntergangAbendMond: AufgangMond: UntergangMond: Phase
DämmerungDämmerung
22 Jan 202106:2907:5916:3918:0911:5102:05day 8 of Moon

Date, approximate end of exposure

Approximate object coordinates

Images (total exposure time)

Editing remarks

Bortle class

February 14, 2021, ca. 19:30 CET

Az. 170°, Alt. 31°

210 images (2100s)

manually stacked and edited (FITS)

7-8

Astronomische Zeiten für Berlin (52, 13)
Vom 14 Feb 2021, +1 Tag
DatumMorgenSonne: AufgangSonne: UntergangAbendMond: AufgangMond: UntergangMond: Phase
DämmerungDämmerung
14 Feb 202105:5207:2217:2118:5108:5520:22day 2 of Moon