Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on Jannuary 29th, 2007. with Canon 300D, and on November 21st, 2009. for the QHY8 camera
Skywatcher ED80 @ f/7.5, Canon EOS 300D 10x420sec, and @ f/6 for the QHY8, 5x900sec and 5×480
Processing software: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0, Photoshop CS2
The Orion Nebula Messier 42 (M42, NGC 1976) is the brightest starforming, and the brightest diffuse nebula in the sky, and also one of the brightest deepsky objects at all. Shining with the brightness of a star of 4th magnitude, it visible to the naked eye under moderately good conditions, and rewarding in telescopes of every size!
NGC 1977 is a large blue reflection nebula in Orion located just above (on this image left) the Great Nebula, M-42. The running man shape appears easily in images, but is much more difficult to detect visually. In fact nebulosity around these stars barely visible in 8 inch scopes.
More information about this object at: http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m042