Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Orion Region

Tonight I imaged a larger part of the Orion nebula complex using the Orion 80mm ED apochromat mounted on the 14 inch. The poor quality Meade diagonal I use with the Orion fell apart twice and the camera dropped 5 feet onto solid concrete. It is a testimony to the quality of Mallincam products that the camera was completely unaffected--not even a scratch!

Here are the images. I was hoping to image the Running Man Nebula, but the light scatter caused by a light haze, washed it out completely, even with a Skyglow filter.