Orion Nebula (M42) and NGC 1977 from the Arizona Sky Village, Meade 7" APO | Motion Effects by rexisky

Orion Nebula - NGC 1976

Its been a while since ive targeted this but its nice and easy and takes very little processing due to its distance to Earth. 

Taken in Earls Colne, Essex 26/12/2016 Canon 700D, Canon 400mm L F6.3, ISO 800, 46x1min


Messier 42 - Orion Nebula by Rüdiger
Via Flickr:
2x1 Mosaic. Each panel 11x5 min R/G/B. APM LZOS 130/780 with Riccardi Reducer and ATIK ONE 9.0 with Baader RGB filter


Geostationary Highway through Orion 

Put a satellite in a circular orbit about 42,000 kilometers from the center of the Earth and it will orbit once in 24 hours. Because that matches Earth’s rotation period, it is known as a geosynchronous orbit. If that orbit is also in the plane of the equator, the satellite will hang in the sky over a fixed location in a geostationary orbit.

As predicted in the 1940s by futurist Arthur C. Clarke, geostationary orbits are in common use for communication and weather satellites, a scenario now well-known to astroimagers. Deep images of the night sky made with telescopes that follow the stars can also pick up geostationary satellites glinting in sunlight still shining far above the Earth’s surface. Because they all move with the Earth’s rotation against the background of stars, the satellites leave trails that seem to follow a highway across the celestial landscape. The phenomenon was captured last month in this video showing several satellites in geostationary orbit crossing the famous Orion Nebula.

Credit: James A. DeYoung