This photo of M-42 was taken by my friend Dan Mckeel from his home in Pittsburgh Pa. He used his Meade 12 inch classic and a canon 300d camera to take this shot.
He sent the raw image to me, and I ran it first through registax wavelet Then I cleaned it up using photoshop cs2, photofilter and noiseware. hope you enjoy
its an unusual colour for M42 but that may be because of the poor H alpha response of an unmodified 300D..guess it was an un modded Canon?
A great shot, you both did well.