Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

M42 - The Orion Nebula


The Great Nebula in Orion is one of the brightest and beautiful areas of the night sky and it is visible to the naked eye under dark location. Very large, it covers 4 times the area of the full moon, this emission and reflection nebula is located about 1500 light years. Also called "The Sword"  this nebula complex include M43, the small northeast region separated by a visible dark lane and the blue reflection nebula NGC1973-5-7.


- Date / Location : 19/10/2001 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : Astro-Physics Traveler 105mm f/6 EDFS  with AP Field Flattener - Nikon F3 
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Composite of two 30-minute and one 5-minute on un-hypered Kodak PJ400 Film
- Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop 6.0
- Note : Dry climate, very windy


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