Posts tagged Messier 42
Last year, Celestron announced the introduction of a “new Heavy Duty Pro Wedge”, especially for use with the CPC series of fork-mounted telescopes. The non-heavy duty version which is replaced had been marred by horrible reviews, flimsy parts, and amazingly, competition from various firms which apparently knew how to make good products (such as Mitty). So, when they claimed a new design, more rugged, durable, and based on their learnings from the previous wedge, I couldn’t help but More >
As I mentioned in the Horsehead Nebula post, Oct 6-7 was a great night and produced some really nice images. Here’s the Messier 42, The Orion Nebula
This image is only 6x five minute exposures with the Televue NP101is. Sigma-clip stacked in MaximDL, Orion Starshoot Pro v2.0, Starshoot Autoguider, and Skyglow Filter were used.
The “trapezium” – the very bright inner stars of the brightest part of the nebula is a wonderful star nursery, where baby stars are springing to More >
Ah yes, another cloudy night … with more clouds and rain predicted for another week. So, what can we do? How about revisit and reprocess some older data?! On the assumption I have learned something over the past year, I decided to take some old images and try reprocessing them.
M42, The Orion Nebula is one of the most gorgeous “easy to find” nebula in the sky. It’s star forming region has the pleasant effect of illuminating the nebula itself – no dim “star blew itself up” effects here…!
The More >