M42 - 20061229


M42, the Great Nebula. This is my third session with this great nebula.

I don't know what caused the artifact at the bottom of the image.

Constellation that it's located in: Orion

Imaging Site: My back-yard in San Diego, Ca.

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Date: 29 Dec 2006

Scope and f/: Celestron C8 with reducer/corrector at f/6.3.

Mount: Takahashi NJP.

Guiding: SBIG STV Deluxe attached to a piggy-backed Celestron N4 OTA.

Camera: SBIG STL-11000M.

Camera temperature: -30C

Camera binning: 1x1

Number of sub-images and exposure: 20 x 2 minute, 20 x 4 minute, 8 x 15 minute.

Filters: Astrodon Hydrogen-Alpha

Image Calibration: Dark and flat frames.

Planning, control, capture and processing with: Equinox, ImagesPlus, and Photoshop.

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