Horsehead-Nebula

Orions Showcase 

Ive imaged this part of the sky on numerous occasions and will probably keep imaging it until I die because it just looks fucking wicked. 

30x2min, ISO800, Canon 700D mod, Canon 200mm at F4 

Horse Head IC434

Took this in Kessingland Suffolk on the 29/12/2016. I was very lazy in my set up and my polar alignment was pretty bad so only managed to salvage 42 subs of 75 secs. Canon 700D, Canon 400mm L, F6.3 ISO800, iOptron SkyTracker. 

(NASA)  Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka
Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)

Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (lower right to upper left) along the diagonal in this gorgeous cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. They lie about 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion’s well-studied interstellar clouds. In fact, clouds of gas and dust adrift in this region have intriguing and some surprisingly familiar shapes, including the dark Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula near Alnitak at the lower right. The famous Orion Nebula itself is off the right edge of this colorful star field. The well-framed, wide-field telescopic image spans about 4 degrees on the sky.

Orion Region

Got to be the best place to have a disco in space. Took this last night in a 3 hour window of no cloud and no moon and it was the first session in the new FJ Cruiser. 45x2min, 200mm, ISO800

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Tilt-Shifted Images of the Cosmos.

1. Horsehead Nebula
2. Centaurus A
3. Crab Nebula
4. Andromeda Galaxy
5. Meathook Galaxy
6. Thor’s Helmet Nebula
7. Pencil Nebula
8. Tadpole Galaxy

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phone wallpapers for the space fanatic (like me). :))

from the top, left to right; Venus (artist’s depiction), Cat’s Eye Nebula (taken from the Hubble Space Telescope), Horeshead Nebula (taken from the Hubble Space Telescope), Saturn’s rings (enhanced color image by Voyager 2), Saturn (NASA), and the largest star yet discovered, VY Canis Majoris, in polarized infrared from the Hubble.