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Astrophoto: Orion Region – 02/22

Legacy Lens from the 1970th meets my new workflow in 2024. The reprocessed version of the Orion region.

The evening

I made the photos at an evening before a longer hospital visit. This was my first seriously try with the combination of using my Vixen Polarie and the Olympus Zuiko OM MC 200mm lens.

High-Resolution on AstroBin:

Lessons Learned

The most important thing was simply, that it works and that I can use the Olympus Zuiko 200mm lens.

Processing workflow 2022 vs. 2024


Overview of Orion labeled
The region with Messier and NGC names. Objects without Messier or NGC number are named with their Barnard or IC katalog numbers.

Technical overview

TelescopeOlympus OM MC
Focal Length200mm
Aperture ratio5.8
MountVixen Polarie
CameraCANON EOS M100(a)
Camera ControlCC&C, iOS
Photography Date02/27/2022
Exposure-Time Lights55x60s
SensitivityISO 1600
CalibrationframesFlats, Bias
Processing Date03/16/2022
Reprocessing Date01/01/2024
Stacking, IntegrationPixInsight
Processing SoftwarePixInsight
Image EditingAffinity Photo
Reprocessing SoftwarePixInsight
Capture PlaceKoblenz, Germany
LightpollutionBortle 5
Scattered lightstrong

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