During the 2021 winter stargazing season I saw many fabulous pictures of my Constellation on Twitter. So I invited Astronomers and Astrophotographers to showcase their beautiful photographs of my stars in a special Online Collection on my blogsite – featuring each Astronomer and their chosen Orion picture. The Pleiades – those lovely Seven Sisters – were also and always welcome!
Just click on each picture – and walk through my constellation at the speed of light!
I hope you enjoy these lovely pictures and Many Thanks to all!
Michael James Wilson Then and Now: From my first ever ‘astrophotography image’ of Orion in 2017 to my HaRGB image of Orion in 2021. Now this really is progress!
Chris Jones Feb 19, 2021 from Shrewsbury, England – Orion dominating the Winter sky.
Astrophotography Contest 2021: Presenting Winners and Entrants.
First & Second Places are of my fabulous Stars and Nebula!
First Place: IC434 Horsehead Nebula By DaydreamAstro Second Place: M42 – THE GREAT ORION NEBULA by EdHoltAstro
I had such an overwhelming response that I have decided to split them up into smaller galleries to make them easier to view.
@astrogrev – 60×200″ with SW ED80 and ASI533MC Pro EdHoltAstro – Captured from my back garden in light polluted Cambridgeshire UK. Isa’s Astrophotography Atelierwinter – 20/21 taken with the Takahashi FSQ-85EDX. Joanna – My tree and the mighty #Orion – what a beautiful night sky @astrogrev – 60×200″ with SW ED80 and ASI533MC Pro Jamie Fountain – LRGB image of Messier 42. March 2020 from North Lincolnshire, JZH Gaming –
Orion Nebula: 60 x 150s + 30 x 30s taken Fall of 2020 from Providence, RI. Starry Knight One – Kumar Srinivasan – M42 with the WO Zenithstar61, Bortle 6/7 zone. Anthony Husson –
Orion is my favorite nebula – camera zwo 294mm pro newton ts photon 150/600 Antlia Ha 3.5nm filter cem 70 mount at my place under bortle 6. Neil Mac –
One of my first attempts at capturing the Great Orion Nebula. Used a Celestron Evolution C8 EdgeHD with Hyperstar V4, ASI533MC Pro and ASIAIR Pro! 60 x 10 sec subs. Parag – The Great nebula (M42) from Orion, 25 mins exposure using WO Zenithstar 61 and Nikon Z6. Peter Lewis – A unique perspective of Betelgeuse. After stabilising, stacking, cropping & filtering 2500+ frames – a mobile phone through an 8″ scope! 2/4. Peter Lewis – I always love a ‘thru the scope’ view! Purple Rain – My first ever tracked Astro Photo. 30 mins in Mid Jan. Rob Tilsley – Four panel mosaic of M42 shot from Buckfast, Devon. The Great Orion Nebula is never not beautiful in my opinion. Ross Daws – The mighty @warrior_orion Nebula – how it started; how it’s going. I’m getting happy with this now. Happier, anyway. Shaun Reynolds – Orion in the winter sky from Isle of Mull, darkest place with the brightest stars. Vicki – 2 hours 51 minutes of 2 minute exposures with a colour camera. A moonless night too which is rare.
Purple Rain – The Pleiades. Lisa Bromfield – From B4 skies in Tasmania, Australia. 98x30sec subs. Robert Leach Mario – M42 Total exposure 45 minutes. HaRGBOIIISII. Richard Hurst Panagiotis Xipteras @xipteras – Orion´s Belt – Image by Panagiotis Xipteras. Mike Rector – M42 and M43 the Orion Nebula. Nice wide-field view of this region of Orion’s sword with my 6″ Newtonian and 32 mm eyepiece. Anthony P Morris – Orions Belt, with flame and horse head nebula taken 22-2-2021. Isabel Streit – Two frames 325 and 384 seconds ISO 2500. Taken on 8 January 2021 from Switzerland. Peter Lewis – Venus and the Pleiades, 2020. Dan – The Pleiades Rob Tilsley – The Pleiades Robert Leach – The Pleiades Aden the Gamer – Orions Center. Graham Kingdon – Nice wide shot. Michael James Wilson – My Orion in – ha. Jamie Fountain – The Pleiades. Michael James Wilson – The Pleiades.
Finally, our last group of images that have been shared with me.
Chris Jones – The Pleiades. Sonia Turkington – The cloud gases of Orion. 95•118•1_107•8•34•19•18 – Orion nebula. Sony ILCE a6000L – ISO 1600 – 40 frames of 10 sec, stacked and processed Robert Leach – Still blown out the core! Orion Akhsat – Sarafina stan account – I tried to capture my fave constellation. Alan, Belfast – Just above Orion’s Belt. Jim Hobson – Beautiful clear night in a Bortle 3 location. Graham Kingdon – The Star Light of Orion punching through thin cloud. Paul Haworth – Ready to launch. Sonia Turkington – All by yourself. Michael James Wilson – The Orion constellation through my Canon 50mm lens in HaRGB. Brimor Busby – There you are crossing the winter sky. Some StarGeezer – Quite a dramatic shot with light clouds approaching Orion and the Pleiades over Barnsley, Yorkshire.
Lastly, a handful of ‘selfies’… taken in the sky above Brighton & Hove – where I pop down from space during the day. I need a very long selfie stick!