M42, The Great Nebula in Orion

copyright Robert Gendler 2005

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M42 High Resolution Mosaic/composite


Cumulative Exposure approximately 90 Hours

Acquired from December 2005 to January 2006

using a 20" and 12.5" RC and STL11000


Image data acquired at the Nighthawk Observatory

Image data acquired remotely using CCDAutoPilot2

RCOS 20RC f/8 and 12.5" Carbon Truss Ritchey-Chrétien with RCOS Field Flattener / Corrector.

Software Bisque Paramount ME, SBIG STL-11000XM