Reader’s cosmos photo

Tim Anderson from Oz sent another galaxy picture, and here it is, with his notes indented:

I don’t know if you want another image of the Orion Nebula, but here it is. This one was taken using a monochrome camera, 80 images in each of the red, green and blue channels, plus another 80 in the luminance channel. Combined and adjusted in Photoshop.

12 Comments

  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    What’s exciting about these types of pics, to me anyway, is the DIY-ability….

    well done…

  2. Ken Kukec
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    I originally misread that headline as “Cosmo photos” and was expecting décolletage next to a teaser for “10 tips to drive your man wild in the sack.”

    Was even happier to find such a cool pic of the Orion Nebula.

  3. Posted December 29, 2017 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Nice! Thank you. I keep looking for the horsehead nebula in these pictures. Is that object in there, or out of frame?

    • Steve Bracker
      Posted December 29, 2017 at 10:28 am | Permalink

      Here’s a wide-field image from Wikimedia showing most of the constellation of Orion and its molecular cloud complex. Orion . Be sure to magnify it to full resolution if possible.

      The Horsehead Nebula is tiny, just below and left of the leftmost star in Orion’s belt. The Orion Nebula, as imaged by Tim, is also small on this scale. It is part of the bright region in the sword, which hangs below the belt, at least as seen from up here in the North.

      • Steve Bracker
        Posted December 29, 2017 at 10:32 am | Permalink

        Sorry. The link will work if you remove the final quotation mark in the URL.

      • Posted December 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

        Got it! That is an amazing picture. I had no idea the system was so extensive around the whole constellation.

      • Diane G.
        Posted December 29, 2017 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

        Thanks, Steve, fantastic image!

  4. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    To be clear, this “galaxy picture” is not a photo of a distant galaxy. The Orion Nebula is a dense star-forming region within our own galaxy, just 1300 light-years from Earth.

  5. Mark R.
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Very nice…it reminded me of King Crimson’s album cover for Islands.

  6. Posted December 29, 2017 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    This is very good.

  7. ploubere
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful!

  8. Diane G.
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Spectacular, Tim!


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