M42 and M57


James Adamson
  Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland
Photo Title
  M42 and M57
Time and Date taken
  22nd October 2003 2057UT
Equipment used
  Televue85, eq5 mount, 27mm eyepiece
Capturing device used
  Nikon Coolpix4300
Technical details
  ISO400, 1 minute exposure unguided

I took advantage of good dark skies early in the night here. I setup my eq5 mount and televue85 and coupled a nikon coolpix4300 to a 27mm eyepiece. I took a one minute unguided exposure of some deepsky objects. Here is the image of M42 and M43 - The Orion Nebula I took early this morning. There was moon light at the time. Below is also a one minute exposure of M57 taken with the same setup.

This was my first attempt at deepsky digital imaging - the ring nebula came out okay, even though its tiny in the image.



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