Orion Nebula (M42)

Objects in the night sky

Took these images Monday night between 7pm and 9pm. It was
clear most of the night getting down to 19 degrees around
midnight. The moon image is a single photo taken at 1/125 sec. and ISO of 125. The images of M82 and M42 are stacks of
30 individual 60-second exposures taken at ISO 1600.

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James says ... on Thursday, Feb 6 at 5:41 PM

Hi! Great shots. Would love to know what lens/gear you are working with. I'm an amateur photographer, and would like to learn the trade. Thanks again for the wonderful pics!

Chuck (scubadiver) says ... on Friday, Feb 7 at 9:07 AM

Hi James; These images were taken with a Meade AR6 6 inch refractor and a Nikon D3000 DSLR. The moon picture is a single frame. The shots of Orion and M82 are "stacks" of images aligned and stacked using freeware "Deep Sky Stacker". Cheers :-)

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