Friday, 27 November 2015

Deep Sky Objects: Orion

Location shots

Focussing in on the 'belt' of three bright stars, we now start collecting lots of light over time (and a ton of dim stars start to crowd the photograph). A couple of nebula start to become visible - one very bright (the Great Nebula in Orion) above the belt, and one (Flame Nebula) a little below the 3rd star in the belt.

With greater magnification and time, the nebula start to become distinct.

Flame Nebula and Horsehead Nebula

Great Nebula in Orion

Great Nebula in Orion

The detail in not visible to the eye - but the constellation remains beautiful.

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