Ori­on Region (H‑a)

Ori­on is one of the most prom­in­ent con­stel­la­tions of the North­ern winter night­sky. Beside of the Ori­on Neb­ula (M42, NGC 1976), many well known objects can be found in this region. Near the cen­ter of the image, the tree stars Alni­tak, Alnilam and Min­taka are build­ing the belt of Ori­on. The famos Horse­head Neb­ula (Barn­ard 33) is just below Alni­tak, while the Flame Neb­ula (NGC 2024) is just above. The Great Ori­on Neb­ula (M42, NGC 1976) is vis­able in the lower middle of the image. The huge glow­ing cloud in the left part of the image is a part of Barnard’s Loop, includ­ing M78.

This image cov­ers about 10x10 degree and is cre­ated by assem­bling a 9 pan­el mosa­ic. North is up in this image.

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Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
ASA DDM85
Andor CG16M
Astro­don Gen2
Ha 2700 min overall
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Ori­on Region (H‑a)

Orion Mosaic Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart