Thursday, December 08, 2016

Orion Rising

It's been a fair while since I have posted anything. Work and family life continue to make astronomy a tough pastime for me. However, I am committing to making a better go at it moving forward.

This past Thanksgiving, I spent a few days at my father-in-law's farm in Northwest Arkansas. He has killer skies, with the Milky Way being quite visible and M31 being easily naked eye visible. Despite a few high level aircraft contrails that persisted sometime after sunset, I snapped the shot below. You can clearly see the Orion constellation, with Sirius following from behind.

  • Nikon D7000
  • 18mm focal length
  • F2.8
  • ISO 3200
  • 25 second exposure
  • Processed in Lightroom

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