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Orion and its surrounding constellations, 


            Michael Watson
Orion and its surrounding constellations

Technical card

Resolution: 1700x1080

Dates:Nov. 30, 2014

Frames: 5x120"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.05% job: 487313

RA center: 89.226 degrees

DEC center: -3.407 degrees

Pixel scale: 85.370 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -160.580 degrees

Field radius: 23.882 degrees

Locations: Australian Outback, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia


Photographed on the Tropic of Capricorn near Emerald, Queensland, Australia
This is a closer view - with a 50 mm lens - of the wider-angle image seen here:

Here, Orion's orientation is familiar to northern hemisphere astronomers. The reddish curve of Barnard's Loop is obvious in this view. The brilliant star Sirius - bloated and over-exposed in this photo - is at bottom left. The large reddish circular Rosette Nebula in Monoceros is at the top edge just left of centre.

Nikkor 24-70 mm lens on Nikon D800 modified camera body, mounted on Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracking mount.

50 mm focal length; ISO 2500; five stacked two-minute exposures at f/4.5.

Stacked in Registar; processed in Photoshop CS6.



Michael Watson
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Orion and its surrounding constellations, 


            Michael Watson