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Great Orion Nebula:This object is one of the best known and best investigated emission nebula in the sky. Thousands of professional and amateure atronomers point their eyes and telescopes in every suited night to this nebula. This image shows two parts of the nebula: M42 up from lower right to center with the very bright trapezium region powering nearly all the emission, left above the center M43. A wider field of view can be found here.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.


Object Great Orion Nebula
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation M 042
Constellation Orion
Optics Alluna-RC20 Ritchey-Chretien 20 inch f/6 with Reducer
Mount Zeiss GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 5min each RGB, 3 x 1min each RGB for trapezium, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 5 Dec 2013
Remark My first image with the new Alluna-RC20
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