Orion Nebula

Status Update – Photographing Orion Nebula

March 9, 2021

We took advantage of last night’s balmy 30° temps and clear sky to photograph the Orion Nebula. This was our first try and I think, even by my celebrated never-quite-good-enough standards, the results were pretty damn good for a first go.

I still have so much to learn about astrophotography but it’s mind bending to know that Orion Nebula is about 1,350 light years away, so the light captured last night had been traveling since about 671.

And for those who care, it’s a single frame, 43 second exposure using a Celestron Nexstar 8” and the Canon 6D Mark II.

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