17th of February 2018
Blankenberghe - medium light pollution
The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2,000 times that of the Sun. (Source: Wikipedia)
TS 80mm flat. - 344mm - f 4.3
Canon 1300D Astrodon mod.
Orion Shorttube Achromat 80mm - ASI120MC
Canon Camera Connect
Pixinsight - Photoshop
35 x 5 minutes ISO 200
10 x 5 minutes dark frames ISO 200
20 x 1/8000 sec ISO 200
A very cold but incredibly clear winter's night. The Orion Nebula was at its highest position at that time, and was already visible in great detail on the single light frames.