Photo of the Week for January 29, 2016
One of the winter sky’s undisputed showpieces is the magnificent Orion Nebula, also known as M42. It’s also among a handful of deep-sky wonders that look good in anything from basic binoculars to a monster Dobsonian telescope. It also happens to be wonderfully photogenic, as this portrait by Sherkston, Ontario, astrophographer Glen Pidsadnick illustrates.
Glen captured this image from his back yard on January 5, 2016 with a self-modified Canon Rebel XSi DSLR camera fitted with a IDAS Light Pollution Suppression (LPS) filter and attached to a Tele Vue NP101 refractor telescope. The final photo combines four 4-second exposures, four 15-second exposures and eight 330 second exposures, all shot at ISO 1600.