Since acquiring a telescope in January, I’ve been fascinated with online images of the Orion Nebula and wanted to see it for myself. A few months ago, I viewed it for the first time through my 10″ telescope with an OIII filter in place while it was low above the horizon one morning. It’s truly a wondrous object with inherent captivating beauty.
The trees in my yard have been a major obstacle blocking clear views of objects rising in the southeast and setting in the southwest. The night before last, Orion passed through a gap between two trees at just the right height for me to take some photos. In the end, 13 of them were suitable to be combined into a single image. I think it came out really well, all things considered. The moon was bright and the sky wasn’t very transparent. I pushed the Canon EOS 6D camera’s ISO about midway at 6400 and used the long exposure and high ISO noise reduction features.
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