Orion updates – autumn '08 pt.1

As regular readers of my blog will probably have realised, I have a particular fondness for the constellation of Orion. Earlier this year I spent some time creating a blog post about the constellation. However, the year rolled on and I ran out of clear skies to do further imaging. Well with autumn, Orion is back in the sky. So far I’ve had opportunity to re-image Orion’s Sword and the Horsehead Region with a new lens & with more tuned guiding. Here are the 2 new versions, hope you like them:

Horsehead & Flame Nebulae  … click on image for a larger view

Image Details:

  • Object:   Horsehead & Flame Nebulae
  • Camera:  Canon 300D (modified)
  • Optics:   Canon 500mm f4 L IS
  • Aperture: f4.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Filter: Astronomik UHC in camera
  • Exposure:  1hr 35 mins (5min subs)

 

Orion's Sword - M42/43  … click on image for a larger view

Image Details:

  • Object:   Orion’s Sword incl. Messiers 42 & 43 + the Running Man
  • Camera:  Canon 40D
  • Optics:   Canon 500mm f4 L IS
  • Aperture: f4.5
  • ISO: 1250
  • Filter: None
  • Exposure:  1hr 20 mins (5s, 30s, 2min and 4min subs)

With the co-operation of the weather I hope to complete further imaging within Orion, throughout the coming winter; so watch this space. You will now be able to view these images in my astrogallery and selected versions will be available to purchase as prints or posters from Posters Wales. Thanks for looking.

 

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