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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Deepsky Astrophotography Orion (M42) images by astronomical telescope

In these video captures is the visible Orion nebula without long exposure like on DSLR's. It's as seen through the telescope, or the human eye.

Orion Nebula (or M42), is visible to the naked eye even from areas affected by light pollution. It is the middle "star" of Orion's sword, sword represent the three stars located south of Orion's belt. Star appears fuzzy to the naked eye of the observer, but nebulosity is obvious through binoculars or a small telescope.

There are speculations that the Maya of Central America described the nebula in their myth, 'Three Hearth of Stone ". If so, the three would correspond to two stars from the bottom of Orion, Rigel and Saiph, and the third is, Alnitak.
Video in which I processed this picture is here: Deepsky Video Orion Nebula by astronomical telescope .

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX130 to 2x-5x optical zoom

Settings: auto, low lux
Total magnification: 200x-500x
Filter: no
Date: 29/01/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video captures, FastStone Image Viewer


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