Nebulae in Orion

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Thursday, February 12, 2009

by Dave Mitsky

This 5-minute-long photo of Orion's Belt and Sword was shot on 2005/9/5 at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, Pennsylvania, with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel DSLR camera and a borrowed 135mm f/2 Canon EF lens set at f/3.2.  Many nebulae including the Orion Nebula (M42), the Running Man Nebula (NGC 1973-75-77), the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024), and the inner part of Barnard's Loop are visible. With a little effort, the Horsehead Nebula (B33) can be seen in the upper left quadrant. 

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