Cosmic Clouds

By: Rudolf Dobesberger


Austrian Alps

2008 January 11


Large cosmic clouds or nebulae in the winter sky as photographed above Hohe Dirn ski area in the Austrian Alps. The camera used for this image was a modified Canon 350D. The general filter on Modified DSLR cameras is replaced usually with an astronomical filter to boost the power of recording H-Alpha emission (in red) of cosmic clouds. The central nebulae belong to Orion Cloud, which spread across Orion constellation. The brightest part of this cloud is the Great Orion Nebula. Located in the band of Milky Way and to the left of Orion is a smaller red circular patch which is Rosette Nebula. The brightest "star" in this image, at the upper limit, is planet Mars. Rudolf Dobesberger

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