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M42 plus M43 - Unmodded DSLR Image
© Copyright Ian Lauwerys, All Rights Reserved.

M42 plus M43 - Unmodded DSLR Image


M42 - The Orion Nebula, plus top left M43 - De Marian's Nebula (aka "The Running Man Nebula"). This is 30 x 30 second exposures, plus 22 x 320 second exposures in an HDR composite, taken 11th Jan 2014.

Again I was battling a nearly full Moon as we seem to get nothing but rain around here when the skies are fully dark! This image was processed entirely in PixInsight. I hope to get some longer exposures to try to capture more of the surrounding dust.

Imaging: Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro + 0.85x, Canon EOS 500D (Unmodified), Hutech IDAS LPS P2, APT - Astro Photography Tool

Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, AstroTortilla, EQMod

Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD guiding

Processing: PixInsight

Date: Jan. 11, 2014

Lights: 30 x 30", 22 x 320" ISO 400

Darks: 109

Flats: 102

Bias: 330


© Copyright Ian Lauwerys, All Rights Reserved.
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