Well it took a while to get back to it but here it is. I finally have a decent M42 to replace the one I took a year ago with my Meade 8" LX50. It was a spectacular day in Colorado (60+ Deg and clear skies). I don't normally get out on the weekdays because of work but the opportunity was too great to pass up. This is the result of 3 exposures (two 45 minute and one ten minute).
|OPTICS||-||AP130EDT @ f8|
|FILTER||-||Lumicon Deep Sky|
|EXPOSURE||-||2X 45 Minute and 1X 10 Minute|
|PROCESSING||-||Combined exposures in Picture Window then set Dark Point and Cropped using Photoshop|