Below is what will be the central panel in this years master works project of M42 and surrounding area.
This is the first time I have been able to capture the dusty "finger" to the left of M42, and also the first time I have been able to see how the dust between the trap and the running man is being lit from underneath by the trap stars.
I am planning on getting the surrounding areas to mosiac into one big image, then I'm going to see how it looks on a big mettalic print for framing.
M42 and running man
32 exposures, 6min @ ISO 1600 + 12 exposures 30 sec @ ISO 1600 + 12 exposures 15 sec @ ISO 800 for core.
Imaging camera = Canon 450D xsi full spectrum mod with Astronomik CL-CCD clip in filter
Imaging scope = Orion 80ED riding the CGEM mount
Guide cam = Meade DSI I
Guide scope = Celestron C8
Image focus and aquisition = Backyard EOS
Guided with PHD
Stacked in DSS
Processed with PS CS5, Noels actions, Star spikes pro
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