First Light of M42 

Photograph By:

© Matt Charman 

Date Taken:

Thursday, 20 March 2008 

Equipment Used:

Canon 20D, Vixen 1m scope at H.A.G. Observatory 


Not the worlds best picture of M42 I know, but this was the first time I had ever tried to photograph a nebulae. I was even more amazed that I managed to get this, despite being fairly low in the sky and on a full moon night with some haze. Faced with all that though, the biggest problem I had though was simply focus! I'm still pleased with the result.