Photo of the Week for September 30, 2018
Early risers and night owls are already reacquainting themselves with the stars of the winter sky. No constellation evokes the chilliest season as powerfully as Orion the Hunter. The grouping features two first-magnitude suns (red-hued Betelgeuse and cool-blue Rigel) and a conspicuous trio of evenly spaced belt stars. Indeed, Orion is one of the easiest constellations to recognize, which is why it’s among the first ones beginners identify.
Orion is beautifully presented near the horizon in this striking nightscape photo by Barry Burgess. He recorded the 25-second exposure (shot at ISO 3200) on the morning of September 21, 2018, from Indian Fields, Nova Scotia, with a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art lens used at f/2.5.