Great Orion Nebula: I can never resist  to take again and again a photograph of this most popular of all nebulae, especially under most transparent South African skys. Also I tried here for my first time to merge two images in order to also show the normally overexposed trapezium region.

To see the sharpest Hubble image of M42 click here for comparison.


Object Great Orion Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation M 042
Constellation Orion
Optics Meade LX 200 GPS 10 inch
Mount LX 200 ALT/AZ
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Exposure 1 x ISO 800-6min, 1 x ISO 800-15sec for masking Trapezium Region
Guiding Meade DSI and Skywatcher ED 80 as Guide Scope
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Skurweberg Farm, South Africa - 28 Dec 2005
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