A Little Orion Nebula – NGC 1931

NGC 1931, in Auriga, is a combination of an emission and reflection nebula lying about 7000 light years away.  It is a small, but active star forming area that has been called the miniature Orion Nebula because of the similarity with it, including a smaller version of the Trapezium stars.

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, Antares Focal Reducer, ISO 3200, 21 x 60 seconds using Backyard EOS with darks, bias and flat frames, guided using an Orion 60mm guide scope with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: December 14, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.


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