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I took this at my new Observatory I am a member of! I was fortunate enough to have my new Explore Scientific ED80 Triplet ride on a NEQ6 mounted on a pier. I got a good hour of M42 despite the various technical issues (PHD) and weather changes we dealt with that night. Thanks to Mark Roberts for introducing me to RASC Niagara and the CCCA Observatory!

Okay, about the image. I wasn't able to get any 30's or 60's last night so I used an old stack of 60" (not a great one either lol) to show the core a little better. I still plan on getting proper exposures to enhance the image. I am happy to finally get a decent running man neb to show up!

37 x 150" ISO 1600
30 X 30" ISO 160

Stacked with dark, bias and flat frames in DSS

ES ED80 Triplet
Orion Mini Guidescope
Meade DSI II
Canon 450d unmodded
Processed in PS CS5

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Comment by Trevor Woodrow on December 19, 2011 at 10:02am

Kind of you to call us some of the best on the site (see how I just included myself in there), lol!

Comment by Trevor Jones on December 3, 2011 at 9:39pm
Thanks for the kind words guys! Means a lot coming from some of the best imagers on astrogab.
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on December 3, 2011 at 9:17pm

Oh well, done Trev. Got a lot of the outer wispy areas, and dim dust.

Comment by Steve Coates on December 3, 2011 at 8:26pm

Nice work Trevor.

Comment by samiam on December 3, 2011 at 3:51pm
Lookin' good !
Comment by Mark Roberts on December 3, 2011 at 1:45pm

Way to go Trevor! Finally got my PHD running as bad it was an hour after I got home. Still a pretty nice nite.


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