Images of the Orion Nebula taken with the Radian Raptor 61 refractor telescope using a one shot color imager.

I have to say I am enjoying this small refractor immensely! Way less fiddly (technical term) than the RASA 8 as in easier focus and nice round stars pretty much edge to edge.

I’m also gradually getting better at the post-processing using Photoshop and PixInsight… or at least I think I am.

Orion Nebula

M42 or NGC 1976 (Orion Nebula)

  • Distance from Earth: 1,344 light-years
  • Imaged on: 1/30/22
  • Telescope: Radian Raptor 61
  • Imager: ASI183MC Pro
  • Subs: 60 x 180-seconds
  • Filter: Baader UV/IR Cut
  • Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop, PixInsight