Orion Nebula - M42
This is the Orion Nebula (M42) in the constellation Orion. The nebula is about 1,600 light years distant. This nebula is very bright, and can be seen by the naked eye. The blue nebula on the left is a reflection nebula, comprised of NGC 1973, NGC1975, and NGC1977 – also known as the Running Man Nebula.
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
Dates: February 9,12, 2008
Exposure: LRGB: L=10x2.5min, RGB=310 each x2.5min each for 1.66 hours total at -25C