Deep Sky Object in Winter
The Orion Association

Date & Time: Dec 23 2016, from 22:40 to 24:55 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 2 flames of 5min.×10shots
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor ED 80-200mmF2.8 (f=80mm, F4.0)
with Astronomik CLS-CCD filter
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 6D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5472×3648)
Device Size...35×24mm, Sensitivity...ISO3200

This image shows you vast diffused nebulae surrounding a constellation of Orion. You can identify the "Great Orion Nebula" (M42) at the south of Orion's belt, the "Horsehead Nebula" near the zeta Ori, etc. And it's attracted the attention on a supernova remnant of "Barnard's Loop" encircling the eastern region of Orion's body. You can also see the oval "Angel fish Nebula" at the head of Orion. Almost all of these nebulae are emitting the H-alpha light from the activated hydrogen that cannot be detected by our naked eyes.

Display Enhanced monochrome image

Molecular clouds around M45

Abell 24

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