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Orion Nebula with emphasis on the dust

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Tonight's experiment ( cut short by the clouds rolling in ) was to take yet another image of M42 (yes I know it is too popular but then it is beautiful too - which is why it is so popular!) but this time trying to capture the lovely brown dust surrounding this object.

25 X 200 seconds using my SXVF-H9C and 80mm ED Refractor. I really wanted another hour and then some 30 second subs for the Trapezium region but it wasn't to be!


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That's stunning Steve, very smooth 16 bittery! the trapezium looks spot on to me. If it isn't saturated I don't know as you would benefit from the shorter subs. Looks perfect

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Thank you for your encouragement folks. The Orion Nebula is a very popular object and for good reason but it is amazing just how many different interpretations of it you see on the forums. I guess that is just one of the many pleasures of astro-imaging, there is no de facto standard that we need to work to and I love to see these variations and it's not just colouring and contrast but how far you zoom in as well as this is almost two complete subjects on it's own - the whole object or just the Trapezium area!

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