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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