M42 (Orion nebula) (w-570-01)

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The weather has been a bit boring lately, and I went to take deep-sky pictures. This picture shows the Orion nebula (M42 and M43) in Orion.

Photo taken on February 26, 2004, using Nikon FE camera mounted on a Takahashi 15cm refractor telescope (f/8 at 1216mm focal length), prime focus. Exposure 10 minutes on Fuji Provia 400F film, push-processed to 800 ISO. The exposure time was limited due to the crescent moon.