Observation by David Davies: The Orion Nebula

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David Davies


David Davies


2022 Jan 13 - 22:18


2022 Jan 20 - 20:36


The Orion Nebula (M42)

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Field centre

RA: 05h35m
Dec: -05°22'
Position angle: +1°33'

Field size

0°47' × 0°38'

  • 200mm Ritchey-Chretien plus 0.7x reducer
  • ASI ZWO 294MC Pro
  • Skywatcher EQ8

4 se, 30 sec, 120 sec, 300 sec


Cambridge, UK

Target name

M42, Orion Nebula


The Orion Nebula

About this image

This is a second image of the Orion Nebula produced by adding a set of 300s exposures to the image of the Trapezium core. Again, I have tried to preserve the detail in the Trapezium whilst adding the very stretched image of the quite faint outer regions.


I confess I've had a bit of fun with this image and have used various software tools to accentuate the colour contrast between the reflection and emission nebulae and have not used any sharpening tools as such. So I've deliberately tried to inject some dynamism but to not overdo it.


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