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M42 - The Orion Nebula + NGC1977 - The Running Man Nebula

Date: 11/26/2011, 12/25/2011, 12/25/2010

This is a combination of 3 night of data, at different exposures.
Ha - 6 x 1800s
OIII - 4 x 1800s
RGB - 5 x 300s
RGB - 5 x 60s
RGB - 10 x 10s
Calibration 20,20,10 Flats on RGB frames, 20 flats on all others

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED with CAA
Mount: G11 Gemini w/ Ovision
Guider: Meade DSI Pro through Astrodon MMOAG, 2 Px Dither
CCD: Finger Lakes Instruments ML11002 CCD, with 65mm shutter
Fiter Wheel: Finger Lakes Instruments CFW-2-7
Filters: Baader 50.8mm RGB, Ha, OIII

Software: MaximDL, Registar, Photoshop CS3 with Carboni & GXT
Location: Light polluted back yard in El Paso, Texas

Polar Alignment: PoleAlignMax

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