My first photo of Orion

Orion Nebula (Messier 42) is an awesome gift from the universe. It has a distance of 1400 light-years (meaning that the images we take today are from the nebula of 1400 years ago).

Today the sky was clear so I took my first photo:

Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula, exposure time of 5 seconds, 2000 ISO

It was an interesting experience, because I learnt that exposure time impact a lot due to the Earth’s rotation and that’s why you see the effect of the stars being bloated. Next time I must use a lower exposure time and increase ISO.

It is a photo from the city with a Bortle scale of 6, so I am really happy of the details. You can have an approximation of the scale on a specific location in https://www.lightpollutionmap.info. It’s a shame that everyday is harder and harder to see a truly dark night limiting us to admire the amazing universe we have.


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