The Great Orion Nebula is also visible as a grey smudge in the sword of Orion. It is 1,344 light years away and 24 light years across. It is a region of star formation and classified as a reflection nebula. Captured with an unmodified Canon t2i with a 400mm Canon f5.6 L-series lens. Tracking provided by Ioptron Sky-tracker. Session completed early Nobember 2016 in Scofield, UT. 15˚F, M42 30×1. Pre-processed Photoshop CC (2017) Raw. Stacked using DSS. Post-processing within PixInsight.