Freezing cold tonight (27 degrees).......spent most of my time in the garage huddled next to a space heater while the camera clicked away. What with the full moon lighting up the sky and the cold, it wasn't a primo night for imaging, but you can't pass up a cloudless night around here. We never know when there will be another one.....moon or no moon.
The pic is poorly processed......posterizing, etc. I will have another go at it when I have time.
M42 & the Running Man nebula:
75 exposures @ 60 seconds, ISO 1600, Darks, Flats, Bias Darks
Orion 80mm ST refractor
Celestron CG5 GT mount (unguided)
Canon 350D SLR (unmodified)
Captured in Nebulosity
Aligned and stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Processed in Photo Shop Elements with Carboni tools & Gradient Exterminator
* REPROCESSING: 12/6/09 5 Darks, 25 Flats
* Reprocessed 2/26/10 5 darks, 25 flats, 17 bias