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M42 / NGC1977 - The Orion Nebula Region



Object Orion Nebula (M42/M43); the “Running Man Nebula” (NGC1977) & Open Cluster (NGC1981); Open Cluster (NGC1980); in Orion
Telescope (Photo) Televue 85 refractor w/0.8 focal reducer (f/5.6)
Telescope (Guiding) Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT @ f/6.3
Camera (Photo) Canon 20Da DSLR
Camera (Guiding) SBIG ST-4 (direct drive of guiding telescope)
Exposure Detail Averaged combination of 10 images at 480 seconds each, ISO400; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 2.75; final image processing using Photoshop CS2
Location Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida  (N29.409, W82.860)
Date 02/27/06