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Telescope: Astro-Physics Ricardi-Honders Astrograph (RHA) Designation: M42 The Orion Nebula, (NGC1976) The Orion Nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the night sky. It is among the most intensely studied celestial objects. The nebula has revealed much about the process of how stars and planetary systems are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust. Protoplanetary disks, brown dwarfs, turbulent motions of the gas, and the photo-ionizing effects of massive nearby stars have been observed in the nebula.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Orion
Camera: Apogee U16-M with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander - Maxim
Guiding: Baader Guidescope with Astro-Physics Mount System, SBIG ST-i Guider Type: Large Diffuse, Reflection / Emission Nebula. Apparent Distance ~ 1300 Ly Apparent Mag. (V) 4.0
Exposure Data: Ha 6 hrs Plus 30 one Minute exposures blended with bright areas Position: R.A. 05 hr 35 min , Dec -05 23028'
Processed using PixInsight, PhotoShop CS3 Date: December 2014
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory