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M42 - ETX-60


M42 - ETX-60

M42 & 43 – Reflection/Emission Nebula in Orion
Telescope: Meade ETX-60, #497 Controller, #884 tripod, AC adapter
Luminance: 23x5sec, Meade DSI Pro III, Baader Semi-Apo Filter
Color: 12x10sec, Meade DSI III, Baader Semi-Apo Filter
Guide scope: None
Software: Envisage, Autostar Imaging Processing, Photoshop

This is my best picture of M42/43 yet with my little ETX-60. I caught just a bit of the outer loop (swinging around to the lower left) as well as NGC1977 (upper right). The Baader Semi-Apo filter did a great job reducing the violet halo around the brighter stars.