Saturday, 14 April 2012

M42 (Again!) The Great Nebula in Orion

Picture saved with settings applied.This was taken as an exercise for my newly modified Canon 1000D.  M42 was getting rather low as these were taken on the nights of 26, 27 & 28 March, with the nebula sinking below the neighbours rooftops!(Techie stuff:  ED120APO, Reducer, SW LP filter, Canon 1000D, ISO 800, subs 5min, 1min, 15secs with darks and flats.)  I think there must have been quite a bit of haze and murk around looking at the "fuzzy" brighter stars.   However it has achieved what Bizibilder set out to do which was to show the true “red” colours of this object.  Next year (when it is again well placed for imaging) Bizibilder will try to get some much longer exposures to show the extent of this vast nebulosity.  The upper, bluish, nebulosity is often referred to as the “Running Man” – maybe you can see him?

(Look back to 2nd February to see the image taken with the same set-up but before Bizibilder’s camera was modified).


1 comment:

  1. Truly amazing photograph. your space pictures should be on tv.