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Orion Setting in the West

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Observer
Dr Alan B Thomas
Time of observation
28/03/2019 - 20:33
Object
Orion
Observing location
My home in Cheshire
Equipment
Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100
Exposure
ISO-125 f/1.8 4 sec.
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This is my first ever (successful) image of a constellation. Previously I never really considered imaging a possibility without more sophisticated equipment; my hand-held attempts in the past had never resulted in much. Use of a tripod makes all the difference of course. What fun!

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Jeremy's picture

well done on your first constellation pic, Alan.

I always have mixed feelings when I see Orion disappearing like that. Sad to see it go, but happy that Spring is on the way....

alanbthomas's picture

Many thanks, Jeremy. Nice of you to say so.

If ever there was a 'friend in the sky', it must be Orion. It never fails to impress, no matter how many times I see it. I think it was probably the first constellation I recognised as a boy (leaving aside The Plough) and, of course, it's still there . . .

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