Orion Nebula Work in Progress

This time of year Orion is visible all night long. It rises in the Eastern sky at about 6:30pm, it reaches its highest point at an altitude of about 50 degrees in the Southern sky at around midnight, and it sets in the West at about 6:00 AM. Since it measures a little more than one degree square, you can see it with binoculars. This is a stacked composite of eleven 30 minute H-Alpha images. My goal with this image will be to enhance the details over time. With clouds in the sky, it can take awhile.