The Great Nebula in Orion with De Mairan's Nebula
April 8, 2014
Subject: M42 and M43 - Great Orion Nebula and De Mairan's Nebula
Telescope: Celestron CPC 800 with f/6.3 reducer Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Technique (M42):33 approximately 30 second lights at 800 ISO. Total exposure time of approximately 17 minutes. 6 darks. 50 biases.
Technique (M43): 15 approximately 30 second lights at 800 ISO. Total exposure time of approximately 8 minutes. 6 darks. 50 biases. Prime focus. Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker. Post-processing in Photoshop.
In 2016, The Planetary Society’s LightSail program will take the technology a step further.