Orion's Sword | Mark Ward

Photographer
Mark Ward
Email
mward36@austin.rr.com
Location of photo
Fredericksburg, Texas
Date/Time of photo
1/27/2012 about 11:30PM
Equipment
Canon 400mm F5.6L lens operating at F5.6; Modified Canon60D camera; AstroPhysics 900GTO mount
Description
M42 - careful processing in ImagesPlus, Bibble Lite, and PhotoImpact allowed me to preserve details nearly to the center of the nebula - in this highly cropped and reduced version (50% by area, 33% by resolution). A sum of 6 frames, 3 minutes each, ISO800, and autoguided with an Orion guider. Hap Griffin modified camera using an Astrodon filter.