M42, Great Orion Nebula.

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"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.c.k.c, Mr. Sinistrus, tChampa, and 31 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Pangt.c.k.c 70 months ago | reply

    Good shot! Very nice composition and colors!

    Seen in Canon DSLR User Group.

  2. astrometry.net 70 months ago | reply

    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

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  3. Sherry Winkler 55 months ago | reply

    All your pictures are beautiful

  4. swag72 (www.swagastro.weebly.com) 52 months ago | reply

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

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