Every now and again, I’ll take the camera outside and point it at the stars. It’s always fun to see what’s up and what I might capture. I’ve posted shots here of Scorpius a couple of times, a shot with four planets in one frame, and a shot of the Andromeda galaxy, just off the top of my head.
And while I’ve certainly taken a few of Orion, I don’t seem to have posted any here.
I took this last night, about 8:30, as the constellation was crossing the area of the sky with a clear view from my back porch. I just happened to step out there and see the sky was relatively clear and dark, saw how pretty it was, and grabbed the camera and tripod for a quick go. There’s some light pollution and some wispy clouds and such, but I liked the shot anyway.
For those into that sort of thing, it’s a single 4 second exposure, ISO 1000, f/1.8 from a Canon 5D Mark II, using a 50mm f/1.2 L series lens, on a tripod, using an intervalometer and shutter lock-up mode.
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