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I knew as soon as I had a decent imaging set-up I knew I would be back to tackle this one properly. It’s one of the most recognisable objects in the sky and one that always amazes me. I managed to get 3 hours of Hα but will be back to get the rest of the colour data. I wanted to try and capture the faint nebulosity that extends into Orion’s belt. Now this area is in view there are loads of targets that I haven’t visited yet, I’m looking forward to M42

Camera: QHY8 with Astronomik 6nm Ha Filter
Scope: Skywatcher Equinox 80 with Televue TRF-2008
Mount: EQ6 with EQMOD
Guiding: Orion ST80 with QHY5
Capture Software: CCD Commander, The Sky, Maxim DL
Processing Software: DSS, Photoshop
Exposures: 12 x 900 secs (3 hours)
Calibration: 100 x Bias, 50 x Flats


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