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Orion hunting the Taurus, 


            Wesley Liikane
Orion hunting the Taurus

Orion hunting the Taurus

Technical card

Resolution: 2400x1451

Dates:Dec. 23, 2013

Frames: 55x180"

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 69.87% job: 213690

RA center: 75.506 degrees

DEC center: 12.389 degrees

Pixel scale: 90.648 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -155.292 degrees

Field radius: 35.313 degrees


This image here is my first go at layering multiple days of deep space imaging into one photo. These were captured on December 23, 24, 2013 in Severn Bridge, Ontario, Canada. I setup my iOptron Skytracker in my backyard after sunset to capture some images before the moon were to rise. The image shows the constellation Orion, as I say hunting the Taurus. You can see these nebulae from left to right in the images:
Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49), Flame Nebula (NGC 2024), Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33) Great Orion Nebula (M42/43), Running man Nebula (NGC 1977) and the California Nebula (NGC 1499). Pleiades (M45) in the right side is a star cluster that illuminates a nebulae between earth and the seven sisters star cluster. Many of these objects are great to photograph and amazing to see through a telescope or pair of binoculars. Thanks for viewing



Wesley Liikane
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Orion hunting the Taurus, 


            Wesley Liikane