M 42

Click photo to see a larger image.
 1600 x 1200 pixels, a full size image

Description: This is the famous Orion Nebula. It is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. This is a test image for a future mosaic of this area. Another test image of this area in widefield Ha is available on this website.
Constellation: Orion
Distance: 1,500 light years
Apparent Size: 1.5o x 1o
Date: 30 december
Equipment: FSQ @ f/5, ST2000XM, MI-250
Exposure: RGB, 18 minutes each