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Portion of the Orion Sword-handle area imaged from Peter's home in challenging light pollution - an LED streetlamp 3m from the camera, neighbours' Xmas lights flashing all around, and Tower Park 2km or so away in line with the target! To combat this he used a 2" Baader UHC-S filter on the front of a 135mm SMC Takumar lens on his astro-modified 550d and SkyTracker. Image derived from 54 1-minute lights at ISO800, plus darks and flats, processed in DSS and StarTools and cropped to about 60% of the field of view to eliminate the worst of the light intrusion

Note the Flame Nebula, Horsehead Nebula and Orion Nebula [Peter Rusling]