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Object: Orion Nebula, M42, M43 
Date: December 4, 2002
Equipment: William Optics FLT110, HX916 CCD, G11 mount, ST-4 autoguider
Exposure: RGB 40:40:40 minutes binned 1x1
Processing: Photoshop, curves, layers. No dark or flat frames applied.
Comments: Good seeing, averaged at about 3.4". Clear and steady skies, 16 F.
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Description: Orion Nebula is part of a large gas and dust cloud located in the Orion Constellation. It is one of the closest stellar nurseries to us at about 1,500 light years. The whole cloud easily spans over several hundred light years. 

    Copyright 2002 Paul Kanevsky