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The Great Orion Nebula, also known as Messier 42 is a diffuse nebula which can be found south of Orion’s Belt. Being visible in the night sky, Orion Nebula is one of the most frequent subject of astrophotographers, just like Goku Abreu of the Dominican Republic.
“I took this picture from my backyard in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, on March 2011. I used a Nikon D3000 DSLR camera without any modification, attached to an 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain tube, on a Meade LXD75 Equatorial mount.
The image is the result of 6 images stacked: 1×20 sec. (ISO-400), 1×30 sec. (ISO-400), 1×30 sec. (ISO-1600), and 3×30 sec. (ISO-Hi 1). For the stacking I used photomatix, software I actually use for High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography.”
Check out Goku’s photos here.
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