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Observation by Graham Roberts: Great Orion & Horsehead Nebula - Wid...

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Graham Roberts


Graham Roberts


2021 Feb 03 - 22:00


2021 Mar 07 - 15:45


The Orion Nebula (M42)

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Field centre

RA: 05h36m
Dec: -03°11'
Position angle: -89°38'

Field size

9° × 6°


Great Orion & Horsehead Nebula - Widefield

About this image

After months the clouds briefly relented over Surrey in early February and I was able to get a couple of hours of the Orion constellation.

Mindful of imaging limitations in the UK I purchased a Samyang 135 f2 in 2020 but because of the ongoing weather conditions its use has been very limited. I'm currently using it with a modded Canon 550D, manual focus and no guiding for this image - I was impressed with a few initial Cygnus images last year but recently put it to work on Orion and am blown away by its capabilities.

For more background & technical information, please refer to my website here:



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