Practice makes better.

The Orion Nebula - 2021-03-16
Orion Nebula below, “Running Man” Nebula at top..


Actually there’s another nebula, making three all together.  The Orion Nebula proper, also known as M42, is the large spread wings brightness in the lower center.  Separated from M42 by a narrow dark lane is the tear drop shape in the slightly left upper dead center, M43, apparently also known as “Mairan’s Nebula”.  And finally in the upper third is the  dimmer”Running Man” Nebula, in the top.

I’m getting better at this, but it is an incremental process.

A rank beginner image of the Rosette Nebula

The standard image of the Rosette Nebula is a glorious swirl of red gas sprinkled with a multitude of glittering stars.  This, on the other hand, is a dim, noisy, dirty smudge covered with a multitude of oddly distorted spots.  Still, it represents progress.  My first attempts yielded nothing.

r_pp_r_rosette_stacked- rosette nebula 2021-03-06
The Rosette Nebula