The Great Nebula in Orion

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The Orion Nebula, M42

Orion Nebula is one of the most scrutinized and photographed objects in the night sky. So, lots of people take a picture of this object in Winter. The nebula is very bright. So it is visible with the naked eye even from city areas affected by some light pollution. Orion Nebula contains a open cluster, know as the Trapezium. It is beautiful cluster in winter sky.

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi TOA130S, TOA35Reducer

Camera: SBIG STL-11000M, Astronomik Type2C LRGB filters

Exposure: L=92minutes(10minx8,3minx3), R=30min, G=30min, B=30min(RGB:2x2binned)

Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS

Location: Yoshinaga town, Okayama Prefecture, 2006

Published in Hoshi-Nabi magazine