M42 - Orion Nebula - cropped from original

Posted by Panchito
on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

by Frank Garcia

Taken on 1-10-10 around 11:30pm (CST) in my backyard in Broussard, LA. 

Nikon D60, 70-300mm zoom lens @ 300mm. A total of 30 photos were taken, each at 30 seconds exposure lengths, but due to tracking motor problems I was only able to keep the best 6 photos, for a total exposure time of 3 minutes.

The original photos were stacked in Registax 5 and processed with Photoshop CS2. This is a cropped version of the original photo to show some details in the nebula. 

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