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.
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.
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.
The beautiful flame and horse head nebulae. This was also taken on xmas eve after lots of booze so im very surprised it actually came out ok! Easy to spot in the winter sky, just look to the bottom of Orions belt. One of my first shots with my 400mm lens