I could capture over 150 more exposures. There are way more dust segments visible especially in the area below the Running Man (right click and view in full size)
Recently i could borrrow some UHC and CLS filters. This is what came out of it:
M43 was just a victim of me trying out Stellarmate. I did not plan to do any serious imaging. It was a partly cloudy November night.
After the first exposure was finished with only 35s I was very impressed. There were so much detail and beauty visible without any processing!!! I could not resist. So I took about 80 more before the clouds set in. I didn’t even take dark frames or flats that night… Also, postprocessing was done quick and dirty. I will definitely come back
It might be one of the most rewarding Objekts for beginners (like me) with a not so long focal length!
These where my first Pictures of M43