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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Red star Betelgeuse this Morning (DSLR and telescope images)

This is the star Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion seen in the morning of November 13, 2013 through a telescope and Nikon D80 DSLR camera.

It was a pretty cold tonight but not cold as in winter. The temperature was 4 degrees. I had my thermos with hot tea so I only had a few chills and cold hands.
In the night sky, Betelgeuse is easy to find with the naked eye because of its proximity to Orion's belt and is distinct like a red-orange color star. In the northern hemisphere in January of each year, we can see it rising in the east just after sunset. By mid-March, is visible to almost every inhabited region of the world except Antarctica. In May, the red giant can be seen for a short time on the western horizon, after sunset, but reappears again a few months later, on the eastern horizon before sunrise.

Telescope: 8 inch Celestron Newtonian
C5/EQ5 motorized mount
Camera: Nikon D80 with ring T
Eyepiece: no (focal)
Filter: no
Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 5:33
Mode: Manual
ISO: 1000
Exposure time: 8 sec
Location: Baia Mare, Romania

Image for guidance, taken on 21 October 2012.


Anonymous said...

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