Updated: 5.19.08

M42 is part of a large complex of nebulosity in Orion, shown well in extreme and deep wide-field views. This particular image includes both the Running Man and the Great Orion Nebula. It was taken at KPP during the Central Florida Astrofest in March and was imaged with the M25C and 12.5" Newt at f/3 at prime focus.

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Image info:

12.5" Homebuilt Newtonian

Starlight Express SXV-M25 one-shot ccd camera

31x4 + 11x1 (total of 124 mins + 11 for the core)

f/3 with Keller Corrector

Color converted, stacked and flattened in Maxim and tweaked in PS

Guided with SX OAG and SX guide head


Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, FL