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Date/Location December 25, 2008 Wildwood Pines Observatory, Earl, NC
Camera and Settings Canon 30D 45°F
Telescope Orion 190 mm Maksutov-Newtonian f/5.3
Mount Parallax HD150
Exposure 50 min (5 x 10 min)
Processing Image Plus 3.0, Photoshop
Other Magnitude 3.7; Constellation Orion; 90 x 60 arc minutes in size. Several airplanes passed in front of nebula during exposures!
M42 The Orion Nebula
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