REV FEATURE Orion Nebula 2020 Raphael Dubuc
Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula (Raphaël Dubuc)
Orion Nebula by Raphaël Dubuc

It’s an old favourite for visual astronomers — the Orion Nebula. This shot of the astronomical wonder, along with the Running Man Nebula, is Photo of the Week.

It’s an old favourite for visual astronomers — the Orion Nebula. Raphaël Dubuc’s shot of the astronomical wonder, along with the Running Man, takes the prize for Photo of the Week February 1, 2020. 

Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula (Raphaël Dubuc)

Taken from Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, Quebec, on January 20, Dubuc used a modded Canon camera and a Sky-Watcher Equinox 500mm at f/6.25. The exposure was two hours, each sub at 100 seconds and the core was 2.5 seconds.

“Orion Nebula and the Running Man — the most wonderful and bright nebula,” he wrote in an email.

And our judges agreed that he did a good job with the image.

“A really well-done presentation of this common but difficult target,” one said. “The dynamic range is excellent (trapezium stars are clear along with lots of dim nebulosity), colours are well-saturated, everything is sharp and nicely framed.”