Messier 42

The great Orion nebula and it's companion NGC 1977 (The Running Man Nebula). These are located in the middle of the sword of Orion the hunter. An area of active star formation, this region is home to around 2,000 very young stars.

This object was difficult to process photographically and required two exposures, one short for the bright inner region, and one longer for the outer regions.

Image Details
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II (modified)
Optic: Veloce RH-200 @ f/3
Exposure: 12x5minutes stacked (outer)
Exposure: 13 x 45 seconds (inner)
ISO: 400
Mount: Paramount MX
Date: September 16 & 17, 2012
Other: Imaged from GMARS near Yucca Valley, CA

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Messier 42