A few weeks ago, we had a spell of unseasonable clear weather, and I planned an evening to image the Crab Nebula in Taurus. I wasn't particularly disciplined about it, though, and ended up pointing the telescope all over the sky, and grabbed about 30 frames of M42, the great nebula in Orion. I processed it a few weeks later, and was pleasantly surprised at how popular it's become on my various social media accounts. It's even been picked as the cover image for a local astronomical society magazine, and they wanted to know how I went about creating this pretty picture. Hence, this article.