The Great Nebula in Orion    M42

 M42  is the brightest nebula in the northern sky and is located in Orion (The Hunter). Easily seen with a pair of binoculars.

Backyard image with 10" LX200 @ f6.3, ST8E and CFW8. 10 x 25 seconds Red, Green and Blue unguided on 1-13-02

Click on images below for detail on the Trapezium Cluster. Imaged @ f10 with same above setup

M42-Trapezium.JPG (52683 bytes)

Basic Raw RGB prior to DDP and Photoshop processing. (same top image).

M42-raw-RGB.JPG (109065 bytes)