Orion Nebula (M42)

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The magnificent globular cluster M13 is located in the constellation Hercules. This is generally considered the best globular cluster visible from the northern hemisphere.M42--the Great Orion Nebula. This is one of my first astronomical images taken after getting a good equitorial mount (iOptron iEQ30 Pro) and a modified DSLR (Hap Griffin modified Canon T5i). The Orion Nebula is a great cloud of gas that makes up the middle star in Orion's belt. The modified DSLR allows more efficient capture of the hydrogen emission lines (H-alpha) that make up the red portion of the image. Note that this is taken with a telephoto camera lens (which I already had) rather than a telescope; one of the characteristics of using a camera lens are the difraction spikes around bright stars, caused by the lens' diaphram

 Optics:Canon 500mm lens 
Camera:astro-modified Canon T5i 
Exposure info:49 x 45sec, iso800, f/5.6 
Filters used:none