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About this observation
Martin Griffiths
Time of observation
28/11/2016 - 12:24
Winter is coming - Orion Rising
Observing location
Brecon Beacons Observatory
Canon 30D DSLR with 18mm lens on Star Adventurer mount
f4.5 40 second exposure ISO 1600
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The wonderful constellation of Orion is recognised by most people. On the 28th November, whilst the observatory was being used by students from the University of South Wales, I set up the camera to record the mighty Orion rising over the Brecon Beacons massif. and illustrate how dark the skies are in this International Dark Sky Reserve. The lights of a walker are captured just on the summit of Pen y Fan, looking like a bright star topping the mountain.

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