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 comma" part of M42 at the top of the image. A glorious visual target in binoculars and up, observers in large telescopes often report seeing colour in M42 and M43. Image is a bit soft as M42/3 were still close to the ground when the shot was taken.

  • Camera: SBIG ST-10XME with AstroDon RGB filters at -10C
  • Scope: TMB175 7" f8 Refractor
  • Exposure: 15 x 2 Minutes per colour
  • Location: Alberta Star Party at Starland Recreation Area, near Morrin Alberta.
  • Date: September 25, 2011
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