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One of my favorite areas in the night sky, the Orion Constellation. This is the lower half of the constellation showing the Orion belt and the sword. The halo effect around the brightest stars is due to some mist in the air at the moment I took the picture. This halo effect also caused the difference in star colors to be more prominent which I think is very interesting to see.

Images stacked and calibrated in PixInsight and final processing done in Photoshop CC.

Nikon D810A - Nikkor 180mm f/2,8 AI-S @ f/4
10 min. (20 x 30 sec.) ISO 1600

https://instagram.com/Astrofotografen

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I really like that image, for such a short amount of imaging time it just goes to show how detailed and colourful our night sky can be.

Derek

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Very nice capture. I always enjoy these widefield views.

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Stunning, that 180 f2.8 was always a really good performer.  Very impressive final image 

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2 minutes ago, The Head Gardener said:

Gorgeous.  Orion has always been a favourite of mine.

You and probably every one else! :p

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Derek - I'm easily pleased, ha ha ha.

BTW, reciprocal regards to Annette, but please tell her next time I walk past your van and catch such wonderful cooking aromas as were floating through the air at Kielder I'm going to invent a problem with my caravan, come and ask you for help, and then look miserable and feeble until she offers to feed me :blob10::blob6:

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Looking  really good. Nice to see some of my favorites all in one place.:smiley:

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Very nice indeed Gost. It looks different to the norm, I like it a lot. It has a bit of everything and all those lovely nebs, excellent!

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It's so beautiful!

Love the effect those cyan and orange stars have on the image.

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