II-3: Orion's Nebulae

The constellation Orion and its neighborhood are well known for its famous nebulae. Besides bright objects like Messier 42 (Orion Nebula) and Messier 78 also faint nebulae like NGC 1788, IC 2118 (Witch Head Nebula) and Sh2-276 (Barnard's Loop) are nice targets for astrophotography. Wide-field images are also interesting, because the complete field is filled with faint nebulosity.

M 78 @ 200mm

NGC 1788 - Astro-Physics 175mm

IC 2118 - Baader APO 95/560 CaF2


IC 447 @ 85mm

M 42 @ 135mm

M 42 @ 85mm