|Date & Time:||Nov 20 2009, from 26:45 to 28:34 JST(+0900)|
|Mosaic of 2 flames of 10min×4, 2min×4 & 30sec×4 shots exposed|
|Optical:||VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)|
|with BaaderPlanetarium Moon & Skyglow filter|
|Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT|
|Digital Camera:||Nikon D50 (Remodeled)|
|Location:||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.|
|Camera Settings:||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
Perhaps you can remind this vast nebula of a shining bird with its wings spread out. Actually, M42 occupies only area of this bird's body, and a part of head is named M43 as a detached part of the Orion Nebula. A dark lane separates M43 from M42, although the two are part of the same vast stellar cloud.
You can detect the fascinating four-star system known as The Trapezium with medium sized telescopes (It's invisible in this picture because of over-exposure) in the central region, it's very young stars appear from this gas and dust exquisitely lit by surrounding stars.
⇒ Jump to wide field image
⇒ Display the spectral profile of M42 (in new window)
Great Orion Nebula to Horse Head Nebula
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