Phoenix Clear Sky Chart

Monday, February 22, 2016

Orion Nebula

This picture was taken on 2/12/2016 @ 11:59 pm. It was taken using a Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope with the NexImage 5 Webcam. Never thought I would be able to do this with a unmodified webcam since all the Web forums say this is not possible. The night I took this picture seeing wss exelent and there were no clouds at all transparency was also excellent I'm sure if I was in a darker location and not near city lights this photo would have been a lot better. You really can do a lot with an 8 inch scope. I think this size scope is the sweet spot. Free applications are used to process was ist regi stacks and Paint Shop Pro 7.