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: RCOS 12.5 Open Truss
Mount: Paramount Me
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Baader LRGB
Luminance: 4x15min
Red: 3x15min
Green: 3x15min
Blue: 3x15min
Rachia, Veroia, Greece
N 40o29'00.0" - E 22o12'55.0"
Elevation:550m
6 January 2011
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: CCDStack RGB weights: Aladin/eXcalibrator
RGB combine: CCDStack LRGB creation: Photoshop CS3
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