Reflection Nebula in Orion

Uploaded 3/24/2001

Awash with dark obscuring clouds, this is the central core of an extensive reflection nebular complex in the Hunter, located about ten degrees north east of the more famous Great Orion Nebula. This nebula is difficult to photograph satisfactorily because of its low brightness and subtle color.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
CCD Camera:  SBIG237
Exposure:  LRGB = 70:20:20:24 (RGB Binned 2x2)
Filters:  RGB Tricolor
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature:  35 F
CCD Temperature:  -20 F
Processing:  Maxim DL, Photoshop, PW Pro.

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