M42, Orion Nebula

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Date   01/05/2006
Scope   Orion ED80
Optics   William Optics 0.8X Focal Reducer
Camera   Canon 350D
Exposure   36 x 180 sec, 10 x 5 sec, ISO800
Processing   Processed in ImagesPlus 2.75 beta 6b, dark/flat/bias calibration, min/max excluded add, DDP, levels, curves, star/halo reduction, 5 sec stack was blended back in to reduce core blowout
Notes   The region of space containing Orion's dagger hosts a number of interesting deep sky objects including the open cluster NGC1981, bright nebulas NGC1973 and NGC1975, the Running Man nebula and open cluster NGC1977, the bright nebula M43 and of course the Great Nebula in Orion, M42.
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