Great Orion Nebula (M42)

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The Great Orion Nebula (Messier 42)

Date taken: March 16, 2002
Exposure: 30 minutes + 30 minutes
Equipment: Meade 10" f/10 LX200 (with f/6.3 focal reducer), STV autoguider, 35mm OM-1 camera, Kodak Royal Gold 400 film, focused using Hutech KEF, negative scanned with HP S20.
Taken from: Sherrill, New York
Other information: Two similar images combined in RegiStar. Digitally processed in Photoshop 6. Mild anti-vignetting applied. Image artifact (probably reflected starlight) removed from near bottom of nebula. I scanned the same negative a second time using darker setting to obtain more detail from the nebula core. The second scan was combined in Photoshop with the first scan to show better core detail.

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