M43 - Detached portion of the Orion Nebula
M43 - Detached portion of the Orion Nebula
  • Description: M43 (NGC1982) - Detached portion of the Orion Nebula. M43 is the pinkish "bloated coma" part of M42. A glorious visual target in binoculars and up, observers in large telescopes often report seeing colour in M42 and M43.
  • Film: Kodak Gold 400 chilled in a Canda Technologies dry-ice cold camera
  • Scope: 8" f6 Newtonian + Deep Sky filter
  • Exposure: 2 x 50 Minutes digitally stacked.
  • Location: Wilson Coulee Observatory, Alberta
  • Date: February 14th and March 3rd 1992
  • Notes: These were manually guided and shot through Mt. Pinatubo volcanic haze!
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