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The Great Orion Nebula (M42)


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The following pictures were taken with the Fuji Finepix digital camera attached to the telescope using eyepiece projection.  A 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece was used, as well as an f/6.3 focal reducer.  The first image ia a single shot taken with the camera set to normal zoom.  The second image is a collage of 3 shots taken with the camera set to maximum (10x) zoom, showing the Trapezium of stars at the center of M42. 

15 second exposure, Fuji Finepix S602 set to 1600ASA, December 2004.

3x 15 second exposures stiched with PTGui and Adobe Photoshop,
Fuji Finepix S602 set to 400ASA + max zoom, December 2004.