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The Great Orion Nebula

The Great Orion Nebula

I’m just starting out in astrophotography so this is my official first Nebula photographed in any sort of clarity to accurately identify it. The Great Orion Nebula makes up part of Orion’s Sword (just below and to the left of the belt). Its the middle of the three brightest objects of the sword. Now the above picture is a B&W composition of the constellation as a whole, below is what it looks like in Infrared (658nm and up).


A Merge of Visible (in blue) and IR (in Red) light of the middle of the the Orion Constellation (Sword and Belt).

With some minor magnification (going from 58mm to 200mm) we can start to make out the nebula in Orion’s Sword.

Switching to a Mirror Lens and a 2x teleconverter is a further magnification and some additional detail, although grain and overall image quality do start to drop.

With some additional stacking and sizing between the various lenses I ended up with the following shot which is an amazing start to astrophotography (in my humble own opinion).



By Graeme

Graeme is a traveler who enjoys photographing pretty much anything. He is also the webmaster for MegaPixelTravel.com

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