There can't be many people who don't recognize the great contellation of Orion (the Hunter). With its bright stars, the blue-white super-giant Rigel, and the red super-giant Betelgeuse, the jewel that is the Orion nebula (M42), and much loved horsehead nebula (IC434), and the faint sweeping red nebula of Barnard's Loop (the barely visible arc at the top half of this image). Alas, with my DSLR unmodified (i.e. still has its IR filter), some of the deep red of Barnard's loop is hidden...but most of this mighty constellation is now revealed in this image.
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Project Manager and Engineer (control systems) with over 18 years of experience, Will Vrbasso has also spent the past few years developing his skills in astro and nightscape photography, and has interests in astronomy and spaceflight in general.