Orion's Sword Mosaic

Now that Mosaic Engine is up and running, I've been reprocessing some data collected in 2019. The image below id a four frame mosaic of the Orion's sword region including M42 comprised of a 3 by 1 mosaic of the field with an additional, shorter exposure to get the core of M42. The shot 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. My front yard is quite bright, somewhere between Bortle 7 and Bortle 8 with no hint of the summer Milky Way. 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. Ten, 30 second subs for the core.
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.