M42 - The Orion Nebula

My first attempt at the Great Orion Nebula. I'm just loving the color of this EC200 slide film!

Note: This image won 1st place at the 2002 Mid-Atlantic Star Party Astrophotography Contest for the category "Deep Sky"

Note: This image won 3rd Place in the 2003 Sct-Users Imaging Contest for the category "Best Astrophoto - Deep Sky"

Location:Gastonia, NC
Optics:C8 focal reduced to 1260mm f/6
Exposure:2 x 60 min
Camera:Olympus OM-1
Mount:Losmandy G11