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M42 (Orion Nebula)
M42 (Orion Nebula)

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Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Date: Feb 18, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Galleries: Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2006

Viewed: 8177
Comments: 11
Favorites: 6 (view)

Re-edited from the camera originals, Nov 29, 2006.

One 60 second and two 180 second exposures, stacked and averaged. I used the 60 second exposure to capture the details of the interior of the nebula, which were pretty much blown out at 3 minutes. Lots of post-processing to bring out fainter details and colors.

This shot was achieved with the piggyback method.

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02/06/2008 03:58:22 PM
WOW! Congrats on this.
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12/17/2006 08:20:24 PM
wow...how do you do that? were you on the space station or something?!
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12/17/2006 03:39:05 AM
Wonderful clarity.
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12/16/2006 10:43:18 PM
This is very nice. I am going to have to have you show me how to find these things one day.
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12/16/2006 10:35:18 PM
Beautiful shot. I have a $1000 telescope and an $800 camera and you can bet your sweet A** that I wouldn't have the patience or skill to do this.
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12/16/2006 10:17:05 PM
Awesome colors, great photo.
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11/29/2006 09:32:54 PM
That is beautiful and the colors are just awesome!
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11/29/2006 09:29:11 PM
Fantabulous photo!!!!!
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08/07/2006 11:27:34 PM
Trusty M42 never fails to impress astronomy buffs and laymen alike. People are always kind of confused when I point out that "fuzzy star" belove Orion's belt and tell them they're looking at a nebula. Excellent image here, you've captured a great amount of detail that is sometimes washed out by the Trapezium.
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06/17/2006 05:30:31 PM
Wow, This is great! I can't take a decent moon shot whith my new camera much less this detail. Nice capture of the colors!
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02/19/2006 01:09:26 AM
WOW - Looks like the cover of a Carl Sagan book!!!
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