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M42 Orion Nebula

The Orion nebula lies south of the Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. The nebula is visible to the naked eye and is one of the brightest nebulae in the milky way.

Distance to earth: 1’300 lightyears
Apparent size: 60 arcminutes (2 x the moon)

Imaging time: 2.5 hours

Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: January 2017
Total exposure time: 2.5 hours
Color combination: LRGB

Image data:
10 x 60s LUM
11 x 600s LUM
10 x 3 x 60s RGB bin2