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M42 - The Orion Nebula + NGC1977 - The Running Man Nebula
This was among the first of my successful deep sky images

Date: 1/08/2010

This is a combination of 3 night of data, at different exposures.
Exposure: 65 x 90 seconds
40 x 15 seconds

Calibration 20,20,20 (Dark, Flat, Bias)

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST
Mount: G11
Guider: Meade DSI Pro through 300mm Lens - Custom mount
Camera: Canon 30D - unmodified + Televue TRF-2008 Flattener/Reducer
Fiter Wheel: N/A
Filters: Astronomik CLS Clip-in

Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop CS3 with Carboni & GXT
Location: Light polluted back yard in El Paso, Texas

Polar Alignment: Losmandy Polar Scope

Published on - Shot of the Week, 1/23/2010