Raymond G. Gregory
Location of Photo:
Mayhill, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo:
17" Planewave CDK, FLI-PL6303E, LRGB, Planewave Ascension200-HR, Pixinsight
The Trapezium is frequently washed out of overexposed images of M42. Here, a multi-panel mosaic with varying exposures based upon surface brightness, and a boosted Blue channel preserve the Trapezium and detail in the Great Nebula's core, as well as the complex features of the surrounding nebulosity.