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23 December 2012

DSO 6 - M42 Orion Nebula

Between the seemingly unending supply of cloud cover I've managed to finally produce another attempt on the Orion Nebula M42.

OTA: WO 72mm Megrez w/ Moonlite Focuser & SkyWatcher FF & LPR Filter
Guiding: TS 9mm OAG w/ Orion starshoot
Mount: HEQ5 Pro w/ EQMOD
Camera: Nikon D3100 14.2mp
ISO: 1600
Lights: 3x60sec
Darks: 15x60sec
Flats: None
Bias: None
Processing: Nebulosity
Post-processing: Photoshop

9 December 2012

Goodbye, Sir Patrick Moore

You are the Attenborough of Astronomy and an inspiration to amateur and professional astronomers everywhere. Not to mention, Games Master!

You will be dearly missed by us all.