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The Orion Region

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Observer
Ian Sharp
Time of observation
08/12/2016 - 05:00
Object
Orion Region
Observing location
Cortijo Risco Colorado just outside Rodalquilar, Spain
Equipment
Camera: Modified Canon 6D
Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 at f/4
Guided on AstroTrac
Exposure
8 x 180s at ISO 3200 plus 1 x 120s for static background
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BAA member and astro-photographer Ian Sharp has been spending his winters in southern Spain and has produced some stunning images.  This one, as we approach the end of 2016 is a superb image of the winter Milky Way region, showing majestic Orion as it heads for the western horizon, and the myriad areas of nebulosity for which this area is famous. In this composite image Ian has taken two series of exposures, one to pull as much information as possible from the sky, and the other to image the static mountainside.  Now that's astro-photography!

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