Deep Sky Nebula

M42/43 The Orion Nebula

Boxing day was clear and bright which continued into evening so a visit to the observatory was in order to take some more footage of Venus (pictures to follow, hopefully).

Once Venus had set then I switched to the Canon 350D  as the sky was beautifully transparent (a truely rare occurance this year!). I had some problems with the EQ-5 mount as it wouldn’t align, seemingly unable to locate Vega during a single star align. Giving up on this I manually aligned it on Orion for some pictures of the nebula. 15 30-second exposures at ISO 800 are combined for this image.

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