M42/43 once again.

Shot from the backyard in Allen, TX on 2013-01-20 @ 2300 CST.  The seeing was pretty darn good, humidity was high as was the light pollution but it was bearable for my first time seriously out with the scope in a while.  Camera control was through BackyardEOS which I’ve decided is the bee’s knees.  If you have a Canon camera that has USB 2.0 on it, check this lovely bit of software out.  Well worth the $30, $38 if you have an ASCOM focuser and want BYE to autofocus for you.

The Great Orion Nebula

The Great Orion Nebula from Allen, TX on 2013-01-20

M42/M43 (Great Orion Nebula)
15 x 30 seconds
30 x 120 seconds
Borrowed Canon T3 (Thanks Mom!)
Meade LXD75/SN6
Baader MPCC