Great Orion Nebula

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On a very cold winter evening (January 8, 2011) I took this image of the Orion Nebula at Kent Park near Tiffin, IA. This image was taken piggy back with my Canon 300D and Minolta Rokkor MC f2.8/135mm mounted on a small 4.5" reflector mounted on an Astrozap EQ mount (equivalent to Meade LDX75 mount). The mount was driven by a motor drive in RA declination. The image is a stack of 24 images, each 30s exposure time, ISO 1600.

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