Astrophoto: A Mexican Orion

Article written: 28 Mar , 2011
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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This stunning new image of the Orion Nebula has a bit of salsa to it! César Cantú of the Chiledog Observatory in Monterrey, Mexico took this image earlier this month. But he had to travel to Paredón, Coah in Mexico to escape the fog to get this great image. Here are the specs: Orion Atlas mount, 90mm Astrotech APO telescope camera; LRGB QSI540, 3 hours with 600 seconds subs. But the fog tried to follow, César told us. “The intention was 4 hours, but the fog did not allow it,” he said. See more of his great images at this website, Astronomía Y Astrofotografía.

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2 Responses

  1. DCCnam says

    Nice enough image but the processing of the Trapezium area has washed out the color.

  2. Member
    Aqua says

    Is McNeil’s Nebula next?

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