'M42 Orion's Misty Peaks'

M42 Orion's Misty Peaks

[Public Domain] 12 Apr 2023 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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Wherever you are on Earth, you can probably see this without special equipment. A pair of binoculars will do. Find the line of 3 stars “Orion’s Belt” and then the other other 3 nearby (Orion’s Sword) and the middle of those is actually this big bright cloud. If you do have special equipment though, it’s an easy target to photograph with basically anything it’s so big and bright. If you are compensating for something and have a really big piece of equipment, you can push right into it’s misty peaks and exploit those luscious folds.

Celestron C11 EHD / F7 / 1960mm
QHY294m Cooled CMOS Camera
SkyWatcher EQ8-Rh Pro Mount
Combined as RGB
23 x 3m Red
12 x 3m Green
14 x 3m Blue
Total ~ 2.5 hours

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