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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula, also known as M-42 is a bright and easy target that you can see with the unaided eye (though seeing it as more than just a little fuzzy is a challenge) and is a decent binocular and great small telescope target. This image was taken on my way back to survey regions after looking at 17P/Holmes. The image was taken at 190mm focal length with an exposure of 60 seconds at f/6.3, ISO 400. This image was cropped significantly from the full frame and a little stretching to bring out the faint outer nebula without blowing out the central region too much.
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