Deep Sky Astrophotography - Orion Nebula (M42) with a DSLR

The video above shows every step of capturing and processing the Orion Nebula (M42) with a DSLR, small telescope, and an iOptron SmartEQ mount. It then goes in to processing with DeepSkyStacker and Adobe Photoshop. I made processing videos for other software as well. If you don't use Photoshop, simply watch the above video through 01:17:00 and then switch to part 2 with your software of choice:


Example files of the Orion Nebula (M42) that I am processing in the videos are available from this Google Drive Link.

Note: I am releasing these files (like all my work) under a Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 License meaning if you process the data and share it elsewhere, please use this attribution (credit line): M42 by Nico Carver is licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Licesnse.

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