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Well here's my final M42 for this year. Altogether there's over 35 hours of data.
Hope ya like it!
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Beautiful details and colors Tom - Lovely treatment of the Trapezium too. I really like the subtle blue in the core of M42.

Time well spent!

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Incredible, Tom.
35 hours... 😊
Thank you for sharing this superb work.
Cheers!
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STEVE333 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Beautiful details and colors Tom - Lovely treatment of the Trapezium too. I really like the subtle blue in the core of M42.

Time well spent!

Steve
Thanks Steve...I tried to use more of the OIII data to bring out the blues. There's just soooo many color combinations one can use with this target, it's really hard to decide which way to go. I was trying to emphasize the filaments of gas, which the OIII gives you.
Thanks Again!! :text-thankyoublue:
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Wonderful image! Great work, Tom!!
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Well, Tom, let's just bookmark this as the best image of M42 ever!

You could lose several minutes of your day simply staring "into" this image.

This is the type of image that pushes all of us to be better astrophotographers.

Thank you so much for your amazing work and then sharing it with us.

Superbly done,
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Top of the line Tom!

I agree, best M42 I've seen. Awesome!

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Excellent work, Tom!
Your hard work definitely paid off. I love the coloring you were able to capture.
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WOW - this is just awesome.
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Stunningly beautiful, Tom … just stunning. I'll be checking this image out for several days! Well done, sir.
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Fabulous detail and blending of all the sources of data, Tom. This is fantastic, with the great detail, and still maintaining a natural look. One of your best, and one of THE best images I ever recall seeing!

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