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Date: 07/01/2010


Name: The Great Orion Nebula  &  Ruuning Man Nebula - Distance 1,600 Light Years - Mag 5

The Orion Nebula  and Running Man Nebula Messier 42 and  43.   M42  is the brightest star forming, and the brightest diffuse nebula in the sky, and also one of the brightest deep sky objects of all.  M42 is estimated to be 24 light years across.


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Location: Greenwood  WA - Backyard Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Camera: Canon 20D - LP Filter Removed Alignment Method:  Automatic
Optics: Skywatcher ED80 Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Exposure: 800ASA - 39 x 180 Seconds RGB BKG Cal:  Yes
Total Exposure:  1 Hour 57 Minutes. Per Channel Cal:  Yes
Guiding: DSI on Mead LX200R. Method:  Median Kappa-Sigma K=2/I=5
Filter: Astronomik CLS-CCD Darks:  Yes
Focus: Bahtinov Mask Flat:  No

Position in Sky

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RA (J2000):   05 h   35.142 Min Levels, Colour Balance, Curves, Saturation Scaling, jpeg Conversion.
DEC (J2000):  -05 Deg  25.916 Min
Constellation:  Orion
Distance:  1,344 Light Years