Orion Nebula M42

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Gordon Speirs

Longton, Preston, Lancs

Nikon D300, Sigma 300mm f2.8 lens @f4 mounted on a Celestron SE Goto mount.

Orion Nebula M42 looking south over the light polluted skies of North Merseyside.

First real attempt at any thing remotely deep sky. Camera / lens is fittted to a vixen style plate and fixed to the mount in place of the telescope.

Exposures were 24x 30s giving around 12 minutes in total and stacked using DSS.