A bright planetary nebula, flaring out with purples and blues against a backdrop of rust-colored dust. A second nebula, blue, with the vague outline of a man, is to its left.

The Great Nebula in Orion. What is there to say? It’s beautiful, it’s bright, it’s big, it’s got great complexity. It’s a perfect subject to capture. I’m so pleased I’ve been able to bring out some of the dust clouds around the brighter nebula.

Session Exposure Gain Offset Frames Integration time
2023-02-15 60s ISO 1600 23 23m
2023-02-18 60s ISO 1600 87 87m
Total 110 110m
Astro-Tech AT115EDT 115mm f/7 ED Triplet Refractor w/ 0.8x Reducer/Flattener
Losmandy GM-8 German Equatorial Mount, Gemini 2, Losmandy FLW Tripod
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Orion StarShoot Autoguider
ZWO EAF Electronic Automatic Focuser, iOptron iPolar
BackyardEOS, PHD2 Guiding, SkySafari Pro, AstroPixelProcessor, Topaz Photo AI, Capture One