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The Orion and adjacent Running Man Nebulae - M42/43 and NGC 1973/5/7
M42/M43/NGC1973/5/7 - Orion and running Man Nebulae

 

Image obtained 3-14-2015 through RVO's Megrez 80mm refractor with Orion field-flattener lens, using a Baader-modified Canon XSi DSLR and BackyardEOS image-acquisition software -- 12 selected and stacked 300-second luminance frames combined with multiple dark, flat and bias calibration frames shot at ISO 1600 and totaling more than 160 minutes (60 minutes effective luminance) were used to create this image; optics driven by the Losmandy G-11 mount equipped with Ovision's precision RA worm gear, guided with an Orion SSG3 Monochrome CCD camera using Maxim DL Pro and post-processed with DeepSkyStacker and Photoshop CS3.

[copyright Rabbit Valley Observatory/Willis Greiner, 2015 -- all rights reserved]


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