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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, which actually consists of three catalogued parts: M42 up from lower right of center with the very bright trapezium region powering nearly all the emission, below the center M43, and in the lower left corner the beautifull reflection nebula NGC 1977, also called Running Man Nebula. 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 Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 6 x 3min, 6 x 20sec for trapezium region, each RGB, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5, PixInsight,Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 24 Nov 2011
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