M42, M43, NGC-1980-1982 - Sword of Orion - 151207

This image of the Sword of Orion contains the Orion Nebula (M42) as well as the remaining nebulae and clusters of the sword, including M42, M43, NGC-1980, 81, & 82. This is a stack of 59 10-minute subs taken with my Celestron Nightscape attached to my Sigma 70-300 camera lens from my Nikon, set for 200 mm. The images were stacked in DSS, processed in StarTools, and finished in Photoshop.

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   Right Ascension: 5h 35m 16.007s (83° 49m 0.111s)
   Declination: -5° 19m 28.795s
Orientation: Up is 0.4 degrees West of North.
Image Size: 4.721° x 3.647° Pixel Scale: 4.884"

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