Great Nebula in Orion as seen by the Dark Energy Camera

Yesterday we ran a photo of the Great Nebula in Orion taken with an amateur telescope and a telephoto lens. Today’s photo is also of the Great Nebula in Orion, taken last month with the Dark Energy Camera on the Blanco 4-meter telescope in Chile. The data used to produce this photo was processed at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory using the DECam Community Pipeline, software that was written by the Dark Energy Survey Collaboration for use by the astronomy community. Learn more about these images.