December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This is my annual attempt at the sword region of Orion, featuring M42. I wasn't crazy with last year's attempt and, of course, this ancient one, so I gave it a run with the new focal reducer. This one is cleaner and deeper than the previous two, the William Optics focal reducer matching up well with the ED80. Mouse-over the image above to see the annotations, and see the links to the older images for more information about this target. A higher-resolution image is also available. North is left.