Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion’s Belt in theconstellation 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 massive star 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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TSA 102 f/8
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS
Mounts: Takahashi EM-400 Temma2
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Lunatico EZG60
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5
Software: PHD guiding, PixInsight, Bahtinov Grabber
Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD clip in
Dates: Dec. 26, 2011, Dec. 27, 2011
Astronomik CLS CCD clip in: 18×180″ ISO400
Astronomik CLS CCD clip in: 15×30″ ISO400
Astronomik CLS CCD clip in: 18×60″ ISO400
Astronomik CLS CCD clip in: 10×600″ ISO400
Astronomik CLS CCD clip in: 14×900″ ISO800
Integration: 6.5 hours
Darks: ~20
Flats: ~20
Bias: ~20

Author: Alberto Pisabarro
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 19 Aug 2014