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Imaging Orion

By: Jeff Dai

 

Region: Asia

Site: Tibet - China

Spot: Ngari

Date: 2014 October 2

Two astro-photographers are photographing Orion, the hunters. This telephoto image shows The three bright stars in Orion's belt stand in a nearly vertical line above the horizon on the left. Just on both sides of Alnitak, the lowest of the three belt stars, are the Flame and the Horsehead dark nebula. The magnificent emission region, just to the left of the two astro-photographers, is the Orion Nebula, M42, itself visible to the unaided eye. Rigel is the brightest star in this view, lies on the upper right of the picture.
As added by the photographer:"The image is achieved by classical single exposure. The photographer used a modified DSLR and the skyglow filter to increase the nebulosity contrast".
Photo Details:
Camera:Canon EOS 6D DSLR (Astro modified);
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR
Filter: Astronomic CLS Light Pollution Filter
Single exposure of 8 seconds on Skytracker equatorial mount, at ISO20000, and 200mm lens at f2.8

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