Orion from Happy Jack with the 10D

Constellation in Western sky

Uploaded 3/20/05

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 Despite the total lack of hydrogen alpha sensitivity in this camera, dark skies seem to be able to make up for at least some of this deficiency in wide field astrophotos. The entire constellation is shown here, with the "reds" more of a magenta color representing the hydrogen clouds. You can clearly see the arc know as Barnards Loop circling the belt stars, the huge Lambda Orionis bubble near the top, and the Rosette nebula to the upper left. The Horsehead nebula and Flame nebula are also seen on the left belt star. The constellation was setting in the west, and some trees can be seen on the lower right.

The camera leaves most stars bluish in color, and the sky is as neutral as I could get it.

Instrument: 17mm f/4 L Platform: Homemade GEM Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO800 Exposure: 8m Filters: None Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6800 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 10/10 Outside Temperature: 0 C Processing Tools: Photoshop CS, PixInsight HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral