Astro Images by Dan McKeel - Al-Paslow
M42 - Final image with processing taken March 20, 2007.
12" LX200 Classic @ F6.3
Alt/Az mode tracking
Unguided
Stock Canon 300D 
34 images of 25 seconds for 15 minutes of total exposure time
Aligned and stacked in Imagesplus
Pixel math, brightness scaling, and DDP in Imagesplus
5 sec exposure image layer mask applies in Photoshop to bring out the core stars. Curves applied in PS7. Unsharp mask applied.

M42 - Final image with processing taken March 20, 2007.
12" LX200 Classic @ F6.3
Alt/Az mode tracking
Unguided
Stock Canon 300D
34 images of 25 seconds for 15 minutes of total exposure time
Aligned and stacked in Imagesplus
Pixel math, brightness scaling, and DDP in Imagesplus
5 sec exposure image layer mask applies in Photoshop to bring out the core stars. Curves applied in PS7. Unsharp mask applied.