With Winter in the Northern Hemisphere nearly over, Orion will start setting into the West sooner and sooner each night as the hunter gets ready for his Summer hiatus. Head outside this Spring to see this wonderful Constellation!
The Orion Nebula via Smartphone, 2021
At 2 a.m. I did not want to retool my equipment for the entire constellation, but decided a quick look towards Orion’s nebula wouldn’t hurt.
The Orion Nebula via DSLR Camera
I took a number of images of the nebula, playing around with the exposure and ISO settings.
Morning Moon and Orion, Accentuated Stars
Besides the Moon and Orion, you also can see Aldebaran in the top right.
After I took my first true pictures of Orion early last week, while pleased with the results, I felt the images were still lacking.
Constellations VII: Orion and Taurus
Waxing Moon notwithstanding, these conditions were perfect for tripoding my camera and trying out my new wide-field lens.
The Orion Nebula via Smartphone
There were many targets in the sky, but as it was a school night, I decided to focus (no pun intended) on the Orion Nebula.
The Dog, The Hunter, and The Bull
…Canis Major chasing after Orion while he attacks Taurus. A fantastic sight on these Winter evenings, better than anything on TV tonight.
Mighty Orion and Surrounding Stars
On a cold night, I could only take a quick photo of the constellation Orion and surrounding stars.
Winter Glimpses of Orion, the Pleiades, and More
A telling of what I watch in the sky.