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M42, The Orion Nebula, CPC 1100, HD Wedge

Celestron’s New Heavy Duty Pro Wedge


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 >

M42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula Revisited


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…!

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