Orion's Belt & Sword

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by MikeB, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. MikeB

    MikeB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Seems like a popular target this time of year, so he's my attempt. I collected about a dozen images before some high haze came in, using my E-M1, the 40-150 f/2.8, and an iOptron ZEQ25. I tried stacking images with DSS, but think I got better color using a single image and just playing with curves a bit. The Orion Nebula, the Flame, and the Horsehead are all visible.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16353260658" title="Orion Belt and Sword by mikeboni, on Flickr"> 16353260658_d0a3abda47_h.jpg "1200" height="1600" alt="Orion Belt and Sword"></a>
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  2. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 30, 2014
    Wow! Awesome capture.
  3. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 25, 2014
    Cleveland, OH
    Awesome to see someone use the 40-150 for astrophotography. Thanks for sharing this.
  4. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    interesting coma distortion ... thanks :)
  5. MikeB

    MikeB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    This ended up being 130mm, and I'm very happy with this focal length. It's wide enough to give some context and to make tracking errors invisible, but narrow enough to give some nice details.