Orion Nebula

 
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Hi everyone. Happy New Year! Well, so far it is starting off good. I was lucky enough to get a nice telescope and this is my first attempt at astrophotography with it. It was the first time I got the chance to set it up. This is 3- 1min shots stacked together. ISO 640. It was cold as all outside, but I was going nuts not being able to try it out. When I hauled everything back in the house it was covered in frost....me included. The Orion Nebula or (M42) is about 1600 Light Years from us and is located in the middle of Orion's sword. I was real happy with how this turned out. Thanks for looking. Don

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TravlynWomyn - Jan 06, 2008 06:42 PM EDT
Don, this is sensational. Looks like we're in for some major 'Astral Treats' with your new telescope. Vicki
Guest - Jan 05, 2008 12:26 AM EDT
Wonderful capture Don. It must have been an exciting experience to get the first photo using your new telescope.
Guest - Jan 04, 2008 04:20 PM EDT
Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said? Fantastic image Don - well worth being covered in frost for.
Guest - Jan 04, 2008 03:58 PM EDT
Oh Boy,now you are gettin out there,what a great shot. I expect to see the space station here soon.LOL
Guest - Jan 04, 2008 07:54 AM EDT
Hi Don, Happy New Year!! What a beautiful photo of the Orion Nebula. I hope the weather gets better for ya so you can show us some more awesome astrophotography. It sounds like you need one of those ice fishing shacks with a hole in the roof lol....
Guest - Jan 04, 2008 04:13 AM EDT
Don wonderful shot. It is just great. We are expecting more of this wonderful shots. Thank you for sharing.
Guest - Jan 04, 2008 01:22 AM EDT
I love the way light and color in distant space are captured by telescopes. You did an excellent job on this beauty! Karen
Guest - Jan 03, 2008 04:32 PM EDT
Spectacluar shot.
Guest - Jan 03, 2008 11:07 AM EDT
A very well executed image! It looks like you got a real winner with that telescope, no optical aberrations evident at all. It looks like you have a nice dark sky, around here we have an overall "sodium glow" from all the street and highway lights. Have fun with the new toy!
Guest - Jan 03, 2008 03:50 AM EDT
Happy New Year Don, looks light your christmas pressy is being put to good use, we have had some lovely crystal clear skys at night, and with no worries about frost. A beautiful image. very well captured.

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