The Orion Nebula

By: Amir H. Abolfath


Region: Middle East

Site: Alborz Mountains - Iran

Date: October 2010

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This single exposure image, made by a camera on a tracking mount to follow the stars during the exposure, displays a classic view of the Orion Nebula (M42), standing in the middle of the image. The Flame Nebula near the bright star Zeta Orionis at Orion's belt is on the upper left. Look carefully to the lower right of Zeta Orionis to find hints of the Horsehead dark nebula. Click on the star-pattern icon above the image to see the photographer set up for taking this image including a DSLR camera (and a telephoto lens) on a simple portable tracking mount placed at top of a photo tripod. Amir Abolfath -

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