Tag Archives: M42

Orion’s Forgotten Gem

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Brace yourselves, winter is coming; and we all know what that means. That’s right, long dark nights and new opportunities to aim our telescopes at some of the greatest features in the … Continue reading

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Frozen Skies

Image Credit & Copyright: Me.  Feel free to use at will with proper credit. Sometimes it’s not the destination or the achievement, but it’s often the experience of the journey that serves to make a moment memorable to someone. Here’s … Continue reading

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Visitor at the Very Large Telescope (VLT)

Image Credit & Copyright: ESO/Alex Tudorica. What a beautiful image of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal in Chile’s Atacama Desert. As you look at the detail in the night sky, you notice that you don’t see the vast … Continue reading

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The City Dweller’s Discovery

Image Credit & Copyright: Kat Dierickx. “Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us to from one world to another.” – Plato This beautiful image by Kat Dierickx has a lot of power with it and within in … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSE COMES TO LIFE

Image Credit & Copyright: Petr Horalek. I find this image from Petr Horalek simply astounding and even a little painful. If our eyes could collect photons into a long exposure before sending them off to the brain, it’s very likely … Continue reading

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TRUE VIEW ORION

Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Georgia. Here’s a beautiful example of what long exposure photography can bring to life; 32 exposures at 218 seconds, 50mm, ISO 2000 and f2.8 to be exact. Most of you may recognize that you’re looking … Continue reading

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M42 IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT……

M42 IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT…… Photo By: Cesar Blanco Gonzalez. M42 or as it’s known best; The Orion Nebula spans approximately 40 light years across and resides at a distance of about 1500 light years in the constellation Orion. … Continue reading

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