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M42- narrowband

M42 and Running Man

M42: Orion Nebula in Narrowband

Imaged on 3/12/10

Scope: Takahashi Takahashi FSQ 106
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Exposures: 40 min each of Ha (5 min subs), OIII and SII (10 min subs)
Site: Anza Borrego Desert
Temp: 48 degrees, strong winds, average seeing

M42 is the gaseous region surrounding the middle star of Orion's sword. This region is 1500 light years away. Color processed using Hubble Palette: Red (SII), Green (Ha), Blue (OIII)