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Friday, September 30, 2011

M42 Nebula from our Backyard

It is amazing what you can see in the night sky. Visible in the fall and winter (Northern Hemisphere),
the Orion Nebula, aka M42, is about 1350 light years away, and is about 24 light years across.
Taken with a Canon T2i DSLR, tripod mounted, Tamron 18-270 lens, zoom to 270, 2.0 secs, f6.3. Saved as JPEG, and 39 images stacked in DeepSkyStacker, processed im GIMP, cropped in Picasa.
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