Messier 42 & M43


The Orion Nebula is one of the most often photographed objects in the night sky. Visible to the naked eye under very dark sky conditions, it is easily seen in binnoculars and the smallest telescopes. With larger aperature the structures become apparent, but it takes long exposure images to show off the stellar color components of the nebula.



Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: M42 & M43
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Orion
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 1600 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission nebula
Exposure: greater than 6 hours total rgb Position: R.A. 5 hr 35 min , Dec -05027'
Processed using PixInsight Date: December 2011
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/MaximDL/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village