Sunday Nature Stills – 2/12/2012

Another deep space image this week.

This is the Orion Nebula.  It is about 1,340 light years away from earth.  You can faintly see it as the center “star” in Orion’s “sword”. This image is a ~7 hour exposure made by stacking many sub-exposures as I described a few weeks ago.  I took this with a normal telephoto lens and my normal camera.

M_Fuchs Orion Dec 2011