Monday, December 19, 2011


M42 is located approximately 1350 light years from our home in the constellation Orion.  This photo is a small portion of the dim outer arm of this nebula.  The imaged was processed to accent the wispy almost smoke like features of this region.  Hope that you enjoy.

Optics:  Deep Sky Instruments RC10C
Mount:  Astro-Physics AP900GTO
Camera:   SBIG ST2K XM
Guiding Camera:  SBIG ST-i
Filters Astrodon  Ha & O3
Location:  Roswell, Georgia

Exposure Details
Ha = 375 Minutes (mapped to red)
O3 = 375 Minutes (mapped to both blue and green)

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