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 www.astromart.com 27th November 2010
Here is some information regarding the equipment we both used
Thanks for looking.
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
Star shoot Autoguider
Borg Mini 50 Guidescope
Astronomik 50mm Round filters
Aquisition and Stacking: CCD Stack
Post processing: Photoshop CS/2