Orion
The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion's Belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. The nebula has revealed much about the process of how stars and planetary systems are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust. Astronomers have directly observed protoplanetary disks, brown dwarfs, intense and turbulent motions of the gas, and the photo-ionizing effects of massive nearby stars in the nebula.
Equipment: Exposure details: Location:
Telescope: FSQ106N
Mount: EQ6
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astrodon Ha
Mosaic 2x2
Ha: 10x20min
Rachia, Veroia, Greece
N 40o29'00.0" - E 22o12'55.0"
Elevation:550m
31 December 2008
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: MaxImDL Final creation: Photoshop CS3
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