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Orion's Belt and Sword | by LaydeeDem
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Orion's Belt and Sword

Widefield view of the bright nebulae in Orion. Left to right the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024), the Running Man Nebula (NGC 1977) and the Great Orion Nebula (M42) are clearly visible in this wide view.


Gear Used:

Camera - Canon EOS 350D

Lens - Canon EF 75-300mm

Mount - Tripod


Acquisition Details:

66x6" sub exposures

6.6 minutes total integration time

75mm focal length




Software Used:

Adobe Camera Raw

Deep Sky Stacker

Adobe Photoshop



Processing Details:

Raw images lens corrected and converted to lossless TIF in Adobe Camera Raw, sub frames then stacked in Deep Sky Stacker using Kappa-Sigma Clipping and 2x Drizzle. Resulting stack was loaded into Photoshop for further correction of chromatic abberation using the "purple fringe killer" action set. Image saved as lossless PNG and sent through Roger Clark's rnc-colorstretch tool. Stretched image was sent to Adobe Photoshop for final color correction, localized saturation enhancement on the nebulae and a 2x crop.

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Uploaded on December 6, 2018