is a diffuse reflection nebula that is illuminated by young, giant
stars embedded within it. It is part It lays approximately 1600 light
years away and is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
in. f/4.7 Newtonian w/ Baader coma corrector
||Modified Canon 550D
|| Losmandy G11 w/Gemini;
guided with Orion SSAG on 50 mm. Lumicon finder scope.
|| 25 @ 4 min. ; Raw capture;
Images were focused
using Live View and converted Canon Digital Photo Professional.
Subframes were aligned and combined using ImagesPlus. The final
image was adjusted in Photoshop CS2. Noise was reduced using Topaz.
Taken on 12/25/11 at my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota.
Temp 15 F Humidity 70%.
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