Orion and Running Man Nebula: Here I tried to image this spectacular combination with the small and relatively inexpensive Skywatcher ED 80 Fraunhofer refractor. With a exposure time of 60 minutes under the dark and transparent skies of the South African Karoo more and more faint details of the splendid nebula become apparent. I masked the trapezium region with a shorter exposed frame. A comparison of the color shades with the previous photo shows also that these are somewhat dependent on the way of individuel processing.

Object Great Orion Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation M 042
Constellation Orion
Optics Skywatcher ED 80 f/7.5
Mount Piggyback on LX 200 GPS 10 inch
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Exposure 26 x ISO 1600-2min, 1 x ISO 800-8min, IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Meade DSI and LX 200 as Guide Scope
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Skurweberg Farm, South Africa - 28 Dec 2005
 
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