In this competition we are looking for images of the Trapezium at the heart of M42, the great Orion nebula. We normally think of the Trapezium as 4 stars but in large telescopes you can make out other stars, so all you need to do is submit an image of the Trapezium with more than 4 stars.
Sounds simple, but the main 4 stars of the trapezium are bright making it difficult to resolve the other stars.
This is possible in an 8″ telescope – possibly smaller.
- use lucky imaging with short exposures.