An interesting nebula in that it contains both emission nebula
(red) and reflection nebula (blue).
On this image I used a Custom Scientific Clear IR-block filter to keep the stars from bloating due to IR and UV light which the refractor doesn't do as good a job of focusing.
Note: This image was featured as ATWB Photo of the Day, October 31, 2004
|Optics:||Orion 80mm ED, 600mm f/7.5|
|Exposure:||L: 30 x 5 min, RGB: 6,6,9 x 5 min|