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M42 and M43

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About this observation
Observer
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
04/11/2020 - 02:30
Object
M42 and M43
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
Equipment
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
Luminance/IR cut filter
14inch/356mm f/10 LX200 SCT
OAG with Lodestar X2 Autoguider
EQ8 mount
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This is an attempt at a slightly different take on these familiar and bright nebulae by using a colour camera and a large number of short exposures (135x15seconds) so that I could stack and bring out some of the subtle colours usually lost in narrowband images as well as keeping the Trapezium stars clearly visible.  This was my last target of the night and finished close to 3am on a chilly early morning.

Peter

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