M42 - The Great Nebula in Orion

M42 - The Great Nebula in Orion - The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars!
Location: Home, Glasgow and Kindrogan Field Centre near Pitlochry
Date:10th and 13th of February 2016
Time: Various
Camera: Modified Canon 500D
Telescope: Skywatcher ED80 with field flattener and focal reducer (f6.4)
Mount: HEQ5 Pro, unguided and PHD2 guided
Exposure: 10x15s ISO1600, 1x60s ISO800, 3x180s ISO1600 & 1x300s ISO1600; plus dark and bias frames.
RAW image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, DeepSky Stacker, and Photoshop CS6

Click << above to see The Great Nebula in Orion's position in the southern, winter sky.

Lunar Eclipse 28th September 2015 - Glasgow

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