M42--The Great Nebula in Orion 1-18-2015

M42 is well-placed at this time of year and tonight was a perfect night for imaging with a velvety-dark sky and great transparency.

These conditions are reflected in this image of M42 I captured with the Jr Pro and the 14 inch. While the Trapezium and other brighter stars are bloated by the integration effects, the detail in the nebula is better than I've ever been able to get before.

A close-to perfect night, indeed!