Orion Nebula Wide Angle View: This image shows a wider area of the Orion Nebula region and is one of my favourites. What are usually seen as two objects, M42 and M43, are really part of one magnificant emission and reflection nebula region. To the left is Running Man Nebula (NGC 1977), which is also part of this gigantic star craddle. Every hobby astronomer has observed many times this region, easily seen on both the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere, but only photography can unveil the color symphony of this great galactic orchestra.A higher resolved image of M42/43 is shown here.

Object Great Orion Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation M 042
Constellation Orion
Optics TMB 130 f/6 x 0.8 TeleVue Reducer/Field flattener
Mount Meade LXD 75
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Exposure 10 x ISO 800-3min, 1 x ISO 400-8min, low exposure for Trapezium region, IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark frame
Guiding Meade DSI and Skywatcher ED 80 as Guide Scope
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 9 Okt 2005
 
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