M42, Great Orion Nebula

 

M42

Object:
M42, Great Orion Nebula
Coordinates:
RA = 05h 35m 17.3s, DEC = -05 23' 28" 
Telescope:
Televue NP-101 (4-inch f/5.4 APO refractor)
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:
Stellarvue S80/9D refractor supported by a Robin Casady TGAD (Tandem Guidescope Aiming Device)
Guide Camera:
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider with PHD guiding software
Imaging Camera:
QSI 583ws
Filters/Exposures:
Astrodon LRGB, 5nm Ha OIII & SII --- Multiple 6-minute and 3-minute exposures each filter, processed in MaximDL and Photoshop
Shooting Location:
Narrowband from Virginia Beach, VA, and LRGB from Gates County, NC
Date/Time:
19 and 26 November 2011  
Comments: