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!
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.
I took a number of images of the nebula, playing around with the exposure and ISO settings.
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.
Waxing Moon notwithstanding, these conditions were perfect for tripoding my camera and trying out my new wide-field lens.
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.
…Canis Major chasing after Orion while he attacks Taurus. A fantastic sight on these Winter evenings, better than anything on TV tonight.
On a cold night, I could only take a quick photo of the constellation Orion and surrounding stars.
A telling of what I watch in the sky.