M 42 (Great Orion Nebula) and NGC 1977 (Running Man Nebula)

The Great Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42 or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae and is visible to the naked eye. Located at a distance of about 1,350 light years,it is the closest region of massive star formation.

 

Technical Details:

Optics: 12" ASA Astrograph at F/3.6, Canon 300 mm lens at 2.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astrodon RGB filters
Dates/Times: November 2010
Location: Rozhen National Observatory
Exposure Details: ASA - R = 120 min.,G = 120 min., B = 150 min.
  Canon - L = 120 min,R = 90 min.,G = 100 min., B = 100 min.
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS
     
 

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