M42 / NGC 1976 – The Orion Nebula

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The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massivestar formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun. Older texts frequently refer to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula. (Wikipedia)

Date: 24.11.2013 Location: Sollihøgda, Bærum, NO Camera: SBIG STT-8300 Mono CCD Optics: Celestron SCT 8" 1260mm f6,3 Exposure: LRGB + Ha Guiding: MaximDL, SBIG Selfguiding FW Post processing: MaximDL, DSS, Photoshop CS5 Comments: The second object i tried with my new CCD camera. I used separate exposures for the core.

Date: 24.11.2013
Location: Sollihøgda, Bærum, NO
Camera: SBIG STT-8300 Mono CCD
Optics: Celestron SCT 8″
1260mm f6,3
Exposure: LRGB + Ha
Guiding: MaximDL, SBIG Selfguiding FW
Post processing: MaximDL, DSS, Photoshop CS5
Comments: The second object i tried with my new CCD camera. I used separate exposures for the core.

M42_7x5min_PS_web

Date: 19.12.2012
Location: Backyard, Asker, NO
Camera: DSLR Canon EOS 7D
Optics: Celestron SCT 8″ 2000mm f10
Exposure: 7 x 5 min lightframes
ISO: 1600
Guiding: Celestron NexGuide
Post processing: DSS, Photoshop CS5

Date: 19.11.2012 Location: Backyard, Asker, NO Optics: Celestron SCT 8"  2000mm f10 Camera: DSLR Canon EOS 7D Exposure: 1 x 5 min lightframes ISO: 1600 Guiding: Celestron NexGuide Post processing: PhotoShop CS5

Date: 19.11.2012
Location: Backyard, Asker, NO
Camera: DSLR Canon EOS 7D
Optics: Celestron SCT 8″
2000mm f10
Exposure: 1 x 5 min lightframes
ISO: 1600
Guiding: Celestron NexGuide
Post processing:
PhotoShop CS5

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One comment on “M42 / NGC 1976 – The Orion Nebula

  1. Pingback: M42 – “Orion Nebula” | Håvard's Observatory

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