M42 - Orion Nebula
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M42 - Orion Nebula
Near Lindbrook, Alberta
2014-Oct-09
Exposures: OSC 28 x 60 to 300 sec.
Processing: AFX, DSS, CPT
Telescope: NP101is, NEQ6, NS8300
Guider: LE80OTA,SSAG
The Orion Nebula is one of the most spectacular of all deep sky objects. It can be easily spotted with any telescope or even binoculars.
The image was made from a stack of frames taken over two nights. Some of the frames are IR filtered, some are not. Theres a variety of exposure times as well ranging from 60 to 300 seconds.

The frames were originally intended for test purposes, to determine the best exposure times and camera angles to use for the real picture I planned to take later.

However, A) I never did get around to making the "real" picture and B) this one actually looks pretty good, so I went ahead and posted it anyway.

Moral of the story: Never let perfection stand in the way of success.

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