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Orion Nebula

By XxPaulxX
I was unhappy with my previous post of the Orion Nebula. It consisted of 6 images stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, but seemed to have lost some of the more faint nebula detail in the stacking/editing process.

I decided to use just 2 exposures, 1 x 4 minute exposure and 1 x 10 second exposure, and then combined them in Photoshop and made some final adjustments.

Thanks for looking Smile

Tags: Specialist and abstract Stars Astrophotography Astronomy Night sky Orion Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Nebula

Voters: job3210, lifesnapper, shona and 27 more

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job3210 14 46
8 Mar 2008 2:50PM
Awesome, What scope did you use for this?

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XxPaulxX 12 265 England
8 Mar 2008 2:52PM
Thanks job3210, it was 7" Maksutov Newtonion Telescope Smile
janet 15 27 England
8 Mar 2008 3:03PM

Naidie 10 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2008 3:18PM
I love it and the colours are gorgeous.
patman 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2008 3:34PM
brilliant shot...patman..
andybebbs 10 491 1 England
8 Mar 2008 3:48PM
wow i like this and wish i could do it as well.
landandlight 12 46 Scotland
8 Mar 2008 6:58PM
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2008 8:12PM
Great looking image. I bet this is wonderful seen large. Excellent stuff.
User_Removed 11 16 England
8 Mar 2008 8:26PM
Cracking work!
8 Mar 2008 10:27PM
Superb Paul, beautiful image,
Herge88 11 40 4 England
9 Mar 2008 12:10AM

Best Matt
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
9 Mar 2008 2:44PM
Superb shot,
tavm 11 31 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2008 4:57PM
Stunning. What drive were you using on the scope~?
XxPaulxX 12 265 England
9 Mar 2008 5:15PM
Thanks everyone Smile

Hi tavm, it was an EQ6 Pro SynScan equatorial mount with a webcam autoguider.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 3:25PM
Fabulous shot,love the colour
Great shot to say you only used those two exposures. What scope was used and what are the light pollution issues like where u took this shot from? Cheers. Neil.
XxPaulxX 12 265 England
24 Sep 2009 8:56PM
This was shot in Devon whilst on an astro holiday, under some of the darkest skies in the country. I used a 7" Maksutov Newtonian Telescope(at prime focus) on an EQ6 pro tracking mount(unguided).

I've updated my original stacked version and it is also here in my PF if you want to see the final result.

Thanks for your interest.
Yes ive used the same scope at Astro Adventures. Tony used to be a member in our society and we go down every year. Great setup hes got but we have only had 3 full clear nights in 3 years. Pitty about the weather. We just got back from kelling heath sky camp and im just stacking some of my shots from there.
All the best.
Paddy_fox 11 10 Spain
18 Mar 2011 6:19PM
I love the shot. I am getting in to astrophotography, i might take some pictures tonight since it is a clear sky here.
6 Aug 2011 6:44PM
Lovely nebulosity and colours in your M-42 picture!!!

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