M42 - Great Orion Nebula
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
Catalog: M42

Magnitude: 
3.7

Size: 
1.5 deg x 1.0 deg

Constellation:
Orion

Common Name or Description:
Emission nebula & cluster
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Date Taken:  02/01/03                            Location:  OCA site, Anza, CA   
Equipment: 
Takahashi FSQ106 telescope & SBIG ST10XME CCD camera
Exposure: 
LRGB = 14/12/12/12 (90 second individual exposures)
Notes: 
Luminance frames taken a year earlier with ST8E camera - RegiStar aligns, scales and registers the different base images to yield a perfectly matched image combination
Image combination made possible by  RegiStar software - Excellent stuff!
Click here for B&W images of M42