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The Great Nebula in Orion taken from the Arizona desert

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January 27, 2016 - 12:37am

this image was taken from the picket post trailhead outside of Phoenix, AZ. this image was taken using an 80mm refractor and a canon t3i mounted on a mount that compensates for the rotation of the earth. This image is a stack of 12 - 10 minute exposure images for a total time of 2 hours

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Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Wow! The Orion Nebula are so pretty! amazing stuff out there :) are the colors real?

Josh Borup's picture

Thank you! Those are are the true colors, however this image has been somewhat saturated to give a more vibrant look

John Haggart's picture

Did you use Deep Sky Stacker to post process or a different program? I live in Globe, AZ and do a little astrophotography myself, but this is stunningly good. Congrats on photo of the day!

Josh Borup's picture

Thanks john, I used pixinsight for all my stacking an processing. You should definitly come to one of our meet ups Check out Arizona Amateur Astronomy Club on Meetup http://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Amateur-Astronomy-Club/

John Haggart's picture

I may just do that, thanks!

Tyler Newcomb's picture

What mount did you use? Price? Where can i get one?

Josh Borup's picture

I used the orion atlas, its $1400 new and you can get it on telescopes.com

Tyler Newcomb's picture

Oh, that's not a great price.

Ben Pearse's picture

Wonderful work

Joost van Baars's picture

Absolutely awesome!