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M42 The Orion Nebula | by Terry Hancock
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M42 The Orion Nebula

Another joint project by Andy and myself using different cameras and scopes 700 miles apart. This is my original RGB image reprocessed from the 10th and 12th September using the Canon 5D Mark II on the TMB 130 together with Andy's layer of hydrogen alpha that he shot from Long Island New York, using an FLI ML8300 Mono CCD on his TMB92SS at F4.4.


This image was selected as Picture of the Day on 27th November 2010


Here is some information regarding the equipment we both used

Thanks for looking.

Clear Skies



Terry's Location: Fremont, Michigan

Date of Shoot: 10th and 12th September 2010

Camera: modified Canon 5D Mark II

4x15 min sub exposures at 400ISO with flat and dark frames.

6x5 min sub exposures at 100ISO with flat and dark frames.

14x30 second sub exposures at 200ISO with flat and dark frames.

Scope: TMB130SS F7 Refractor using WO/TMB 2.7" Field Flattener.

Auto-guided with Orion Auto Guider on Stellarvue 10x60

Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250 (pier mounted)

Image Acquired using Nebulosity II, stacked with Deep Sky Stacker, processed and re-sized with Photoshop CS3.


Andy's Location: Long Island, New York

Date of shoot: 19th November 2010

Camera: FLI ML8300 Mono CCD

FLI CFW 2-7 Filter wheel

11x20 minute sub exposures with hydrogen alpha filter

Scope: TMB 92ss F5.5 Refractor

At.8 Reducer

CGE Mount

Star shoot Autoguider

Borg Mini 50 Guidescope

Astronomik 50mm Round filters

Aquisition and Stacking: CCD Stack

Post processing: Photoshop CS/2


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Taken on November 28, 2010