M42, Great Orion Nebula.

"Great Orion Nebula" region, Messier 42, 43, "trapezium" and other dark, emission and reflection nebulae complex illuminated by young stars born there.


Mosaic of 2 images. First is a sum of 6 frames 10-min expositions.

Second one is a HDR compositions of sums 12x3 min and 6x10 min expositions.


Equipment used: 4.4" Newton, Canon 350D(mod), EQ6PRO equatorial mount, auto-guiding with 75mm refractor telescope and QHY6 CCD


Oct 12, 2007


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  • Pangt Chan 6y

    Good shot! Very nice composition and colors!

    Seen in Canon DSLR User Group.
  • astrometry.net 6y

    Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
    (RA, Dec) center:(83.7399454527, -5.13130291817) degrees
    (RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(05:34:57.587, -5:07:52.691)
    Orientation:165.97 deg E of N

    Pixel scale:6.62 arcsec/pixel

    Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")
    Field size :1.53 x 1.88 degrees

    Your field contains:
    The star 42Ori
    The star θ1Ori
    The star θ2Ori
    The star ιOri
    The star 45Ori
    NGC 1973
    NGC 1981
    NGC 1975
    NGC 1976 / Great Nebula in Orion / M 42
    NGC 1980
    NGC 1977
    NGC 1982 / M 43

    View in World Wide Telescope

    If you would like to have other images solved, please submit them to the astrometry group.
  • Sherry Winkler 5y

    All your pictures are beautiful
  • Sara Wager 4y

    This is truely beautiful - I love it - Thank you.
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