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M42 - The Orion Nebula














Emission Nebula M42, The Orion Nebula, in Orion

  Telescope (Photo) Celestron 8" SCT OTA  with f/6.2 focal reducer on  Losmandy G-11 Mount
  Telescope (Guiding) Orion EON 80mm ED Refractor @ f/6.25 on Losmandy G11 Mount
  Camera (Photo) Canon 60Da DSLR Camera using ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control
  Camera (Guiding) SBIG ST-i w/PHD Guiding
  Exposure Detail Composite of images at 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, and 300 seconds, each an excluded-average combination of 22 images, ISO3200; RAW file conversion, full calibration (flat, dark, bias, flat-dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 5.0; final image processing using Photoshop CS5
  Location Cincinnati Astronomical Society's Dark-Sky Site (Adams County, Ohio) (N38.876, W83.464)
  Date 10/12/12