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M42 - The Orion Nebula

 

 

Object The Orion Nebula (M42), in Orion
Telescope (Photo) Meade LX200GPS 12 SCT @ f/6.3
Telescope (Guiding) Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT @ f/6.3 (off-axis)
Camera (Photo) Canon 20Da DSLR
Camera (Guiding) Meade DSI II w/Autostar Envisage
Exposure Detail Extended Addition combination of 6 separate images at 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, and 120 seconds (each a median combination of 6 images), ISO800; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 2.80; final image processing using Photoshop CS2
Location Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida  (N29.409, W82.860)
Date 11/17/06
Comments Compare above photo to earlier film photo of same object