Orion Nebula by kmatm

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1500 light years away, the Orion Nebula is the middle ‘star’ in the handle of the pot (constellation of Orion). It is the birthplace of many new stars.

During a work visit I was lucky enough to find myself in Mudgee NSW, which has an observatory open most nights. Even luckier still, they have a Takahashi f3.4 astrograph with automatic tracking, and Canon mount. I cheekily enquired about attaching my camera, got my wish, and this is the result.

Canon 7D, takahashi astrograph, ISO1600, 182 seconds exposure.


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  • Fledermaus
    Fledermausabout 2 years ago

    oh how lucky !!! :D nice shot , must have been an amazing dream experience ..

  • Thanks, I was pretty happy that everything worked right for me on the night. Even the first 30 second test shot I did I couldn’t believe what I was capturing!

    – kmatm

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