M42 Great Nebula in Orion

M42 Great Nebula in Orion

Late season image of the sword of Orion shot from Fort Davis during TSP 2022. Total exposure 41 minutes, 12 at 3 min, and 60 at 5 sec. Shot just after local twilight on 2022-04-24 and 2022-04-26 with M42 only 15 deg above the horizon at nautical dusk. Even with clouds and dust, dark skies to the horizon make astrophotography a pleasure. Shot with a WO RedCat 250/51 mm, ZWO ASI533 MC, ASIAIR Plus, on a SW AZ-EQ5 mount. Drizzle processed with BlurXTerminator, NoiseXTerminator, and StarXTerminator plugins in Pixinsight. Final crop and exposure adjustment in Photoshop.

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Date Taken: 2022-04-25




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