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Observation by Graham Roberts: Orion Constellation - with & without...

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Graham Roberts

Observer

Graham Roberts

Observed

2021 Feb 10 - 21:00

Uploaded

2021 Mar 07 - 15:53

Objects

Betelgeuse
Rigel
The Orion Nebula (M42)

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Constellation

Orion

Field centre

RA: 06h14m
Dec: +00°53'
Position angle: +0°21'

Field size

34° × 25°

Title

Orion Constellation - with & without HII objects

About this image

We're all so familar with Orion and regularly image it's many fascinating components but only a deep widefield image shows it in all its real glory. I've been wanting to image this for some time, so finally rigged up my modded Canon 550D with the "Nifty Fifty" Canon lens and in between breaks in the almost ever present cloud, I was really pleased to get this exciting image of Orion and all it's usually unseen parts shown here with a more typical naked-eye view on the left. I'd have liked some more integration but in the current weather conditions this was something of a gift as it started snowing towards the end!

For more background information and technical detail go to my website here:  https://watchthisspaceman.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/orion-in-a-new-light/

 

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