M42 plus M43 – Unmodded DSLR Image

M42 – The Orion Nebula, plus top left M43 – De Marian’s Nebula (aka “The Running Man Nebula”). This is 30 x 30 second exposures, plus 22 x 320 second exposures in an HDR composite, taken 11th Jan 2014.

Again I was battling a nearly full Moon as we seem to get nothing but rain around here when the skies are fully dark! This image was processed entirely in PixInsight. I hope to get some longer exposures to try to capture more of the surrounding dust.

M42 and M43

Imaging: Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro + 0.85x, Canon EOS 500D (Unmodified),  Hutech IDAS LPS P2, APT – Astro Photography Tool
Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, AstroTortilla,  EQMod
Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD guiding
Processing: PixInsight
Subs: 30 x 30 seconds, 22 x 320 seconds, ISO 400
Date: Jan. 11, 2014
Darks: 109
Flats: 102
Bias: 330

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