M42 Central Region

Emission Nebula in Orion

Uploaded 1/10/2002

 Left, interesting region of small nebulous spots

This is the main core region of the Great Orion Nebula, using 50 short 10 second exposures that have been combined to keep the blooming and overexposure from such a bright object from marring the image. I noted several small pink spots in a line on the left side of the image, they are not stars, perhaps protostar globules in formation.

Processing: Calibration, synthetic L channel by averaging all 50 RGB images, DDP and RL Deconvolution in AIP.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
Platform:  Astrophysics 1200 QMD
CCD Camera:  SBIG ST7E w/Enhanced Cooling
Exposure:  LRGB = 500s:150:150:200
Filters:  RGB Tricolor
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing FMHW = 2.5 arcsec, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature:  0 C
CCD Temperature:  -35 C
Processing:  Maxim DL, Photoshop, AIP4WIN, PW Pro.




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