M42 – The Orion Nebula in HaRGB | Craig & Tammy Temple

Photographer
Craig & Tammy Temple
Email
cntastro@gmail.com
Location of photo
Hendersonville, TN, USA
Date/Time of photo
December 24, 26, & 31, 2013
Equipment
Telescope: Stellarvue SV80S Apo @ f/6 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF3 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -20.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Filters: Astrodon 5nm H-alpha Exposure: 10 x 1sec., 10 x 10sec., 10 x 60sec., 10 x 300sec., 10 x 20min. binned 1x1 in H-alpha; 10 x 5sec., 10 x 15sec., 10 x 30sec., 10 x 60sec. binned 1x1 in each R, G, & B Acquisition: The SkyX Professional Processing: PixInsight 1.8
Description
The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula located in the constellation of Orion, the hunter. This nebula is one of the brightest and is naked-eye visible in the night sky. It is seen as the middle "star" of the three in the sword of Orion, just south of Orion's belt. It lies at a distance of around 1,344 (+/-20) light years away and is the closest region of massive star formation to planet Earth.
Website
http://cntastro.smugmug.com
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