M42
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: SBIG RGB, Astrodon Ha
Ha: 10x20min
Red: 12x5min
Green: 12x5min
Blue: 12x5min
Rachia, Veroia, Greece
N 40o29'00.0" - E 22o12'55.0"
Elevation:550m
24 October 2009
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: MaxImDL RGB weights: G2V Star
RGB combine: MaxImDL HaRGB creation: Photoshop CS3
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