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NGC 1976 - 14.1.2021 at 19.30 - 14.1.2021 at 21.00 Järvenpää Observation number 95632

Visibility III / V

Eemil Pietilä, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Even though it was almost -25 degrees below zero, I still decided to go photograph Orion's nebula. And good so, because I think the end result was quite good. Thus, about 200 images with a shutter speed of 5 seconds have been stacked here, and the brightness and colors have been slightly adjusted.



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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 1976
    • Keskitaso
  • Nebulae
    • Emission nebula info

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Technical information

Canon EOS 450D, 480mm, f / 5.6, ISO 1600, 5 sec

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