Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  The star Betelgeuse (αOri)
Friendly Lighthouse of the Northern Sky - Betelgeuse, 



    
        

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Friendly Lighthouse of the Northern Sky - Betelgeuse
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Friendly Lighthouse of the Northern Sky - Betelgeuse

Equipment

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 15, 2015
Frames:
8×15(2′)
Integration:
2′
Avg. Moon age:
25.55 days
Avg. Moon phase:
16.89%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 545263

RA center: 05h55m02s.9

DEC center: +07°2418

Pixel scale: 1.017 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 162.302 degrees

Field radius: 0.785 degrees

Resolution: 620x476

File size: 115.6 KB

Description

Betelgeuse, friendly lighthouse of the winter night sky, without whom our polar align wouldn't be quite that easy ;-)

Early evening, around 19:00, at the end of my (first successful) 5 star align, I took this portrait of our beautiful Lady of Orion in the darkening blue sky...

8x 15 sec @3200iso

Depth of field : down to mag. 16.50

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Friendly Lighthouse of the Northern Sky - Betelgeuse, 



    
        

            Ewam