Orion Nebula imaged with a Meade LX200 10"
at F/4 and a CB 245 CCD Camera. I combined ten 7 second exposures to create
this image. This was shot from my backyard near Laguna Beach, Calif during
a half moon night on January 19, 1997. The Great Orion Nebula is located
in the arm next to us in our Milky Way Galaxy. The light of the Orion Nebula
is largely fluorescense, produce by the strong ultraviolet radiation from
the high-temperature components of Theta Orionis. I also have a picture
of the central region taken thru a 2X Barlow Lens in front of the CCD camera.
You can clearly see the Trapezium (the 4 central stars).