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M42 on a time budget

M42 on a time budget

Living in the Okanagan during the winter months does not give us a lot of observing opportunities, clouds, rain and snow seem to eat up much of our winter nights. I myself am left with a feeling of emptiness and by the time our sky’s clear I’ve almost forgot how to use the equipment I have. But there is a silver lining, “TIME” I decided to try an experiment in time, or shall I say photon’s from the past. The attached image of M42, although not the greatest it is a good example of time or the lack of it. This image of M42 is 6 minutes total; this along with some creative processing actually yielded decent result’s. The lesson that I’ve learned here is that just sometime a small and insignificant break in the never ending clouds may just be what the soul needed.

249Mc Pro Color CMOS camera.
Asiair Pro smart WiFi device.
Meade 80mm apo triplet with .8 reducer/flattened.
IDAS Nebula filter.
120sec x 2 total 4 minutes
30sec x 4 total 2 minutes
Processing in Pixinsite, using HDRComp in Pix for final combination.