Gallery » ⭐ M42 Prime
It's a popular target, but it never gets old. Although I've visited the Great Orion Nebula (M42) and de Mairan's Nebula (M43) many times before, I believe this is my most detailed capture yet. The data is from two sessions with Stellina taken exactly one year apart on March 4th, 2021, and 2022. I sifted by hand through over 700 10-second captures to cull it down to around 560 of the 'cleanest', stacked it in AstroPixel Processor and processed it in PixInsight.
⭐ This photograph is part of our signature series.
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|Captured:||2021-03-04 to 2022-03-04|
|Total exposure:||1 h|
|Ra:||5h 34m 58.4s|
|Dec:||-5° 30' 37.179|
|Size:||58.843 x 41.257 arcmin|