Orion's Sword Mosaic

Now that Mosaic Engine is up and running, I've been waiting for a break in the weather to get out and use it. Here is a three by one mosaic of a winter time favorite. This is an urban effort so the bright sky prevents bring out all the faint gas in this area of Orion and shifts the colour balance slightly, but all in all it shows just what you can get from an urban imaging location. Click on the image to see a higher resolution version (it's a big download), then click again to return to this page.

Object M42  Object RA50:35:16 Dec -5:23:05
Date 28 February, 2019
Exposure 20 minutes (10 X 2 minutes) per frame for a total of  60 minutes
ISO 800
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics Prime focus of a  SkyWatcher Esprit 120 f/7 APO refractor with a focal length of 840 mm
Location Bedford, Nova Scotia
Processing This image was captured using Mosaic Engine and the mosaic built using Microsoft's Image Composition Editor and then processed entirely in Images Plus.