NcNeil's Nebula in Orion

 

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Description: This nebula was discovered by J. McNeil, an amateur astronomer in KY.  For info, see this link.  The nebula is immediately to the right of the two stars slightly above the center of the image.
 
Exposure Data: 2/12/2004.  LRGB: 21x3m through a clear filter.  -20C, .59 arc-sec./pixel.
 
Processing: Acquired via Sequencer II and CCDSoft, reduced and aligned in Mira, Combined in Sigma, other processing in Photoshop.
 
Optical System: 14.5 Ritchey-Chretien RCOS Truss @ F/6.4, ST-10XME NABG/CFW-8A CCD camera, Paramount ME.  Unguided!
 
Comments: Congratulations, Jay!