M42 Orion nebula- Astronomy and astrophotography CCD camera images

Object name: M42 Orion nebula
Popular name: Orion nebula
Object type: Bright Nebula
Magnitude: 4
Size: 65 60
Position angle: 0
Classification: EN+RN
Apparent RA: 05 35 17.1 Apparent Dec: -05 23 25
Constellation: Orion

The first light with the Artemis 285 camera. Various bits of tree and observatory in the way, but too much Moon in the sky to image much else except M42, the Great Orion Nebula...

Catpured in ArtemisCapture, stacked in registax and curves in photoshop. Slight size reduction

The dynamic range of this camera is staggering... 80 seconds on M42 and the core doesn't saturate...

Exposure Details :

5x80s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK