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The heart of the Orion Nebula

Submitter: Rik ter Horst
Description: This image shows the central area of the Orion Nebula, one of the most magnificent astronomical objects visible at the night sky...
A 40 cm F/3 Dobsonian telescope has been used to catch this display, together with a new ASI178MC camera. For this image I've stacked 1000 frames with one second exposure for each frame. This 'lucky imaging' technique makes it possible to reduce the effects of air turbulence or errors in the telescope drive, improving resolution of the image considerably.
Despite living just north of Groningen, the city lights didn't bother me too much obviously ;-)
Copyright: Rik ter Horst
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