Mike's Astro Photos
Feb.05 2009

M42 – First Attempt

by , under Nebula

Here’s my first attempt at photographing M42 — Orion’s Nebula. This is a single 30 second exposure, taken with a canon 20da dslr camera and a celestron CPC 1100 fork mounted SCT. I was not eq-aligned during this shot and no guiding was taking place (auto or manual).

First attempt of M42 -- Orion's Nebula

First attempt of M42 -- Orion's Nebula

M42 is one of the easiest and most spectacular nebulas to see and photograph. There are a lot of problems with this photo, but I’m happy with it as a first try. Hopefully future versions will get better.


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