Orion Constellation

Here is a wide field image of the center of the Orion Constellation. YOu can clearly see Orion’s Belt accompanied by Rigel and Betelgeuse. The Horsehead (B33) and Flame nebula (NGC 2024) is visible around Alnitak as well as the Orion Nebula (M42). Just North of Rigel you can faintly make out the Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118). You can also see Banards Loop (Sh 2-276 ) to the left of the Horsehead nebula. Banard’s Nebula is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. You can also make out the dark lanes to the right of Betelgeuse.

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Location: Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve

Camera: DSLR / Nikon 5600

Mount: Sky Watcher Star Adventurer

170 frames of 30 seconds each

ISO 1600 at f2.8 with the Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D
Date: 1/13/19