Witches Head

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  1. Colorado CJ

    Colorado CJ Well-Known Member

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    I shot this last night. Kinda spooky!

    This is the Witches Head Nebula, a dim reflection nebula close to Rigel and the Orion Complex.

    There are sure a lot of interesting objects in the night sky. You'd never know they were there if we didn't have long exposure photography.

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    Oh wow! This feels like it’s an image of a ghost or a witches head! Yeah, it seems amazing as how many cool objects there are out there, visisible, but not to the naked eye.
     
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    I keep being amazed at what can be seen from the ground with the right "eyes" into the darkness. I love seeing what you are capturing.
     
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    This is great!
     
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    Andrew,

    That's a good capture of a very fun target! I have an image of it shot in monochrome binned 2x2 on my astro modified Canon T2i that was my last DSLR based astro camera. It is a truly striking object, and one of the few named objects that pretty much requires no imagination to see the likeness that is referenced in the name.

    Where was the moon when you shot this? Did it affect your background level do you think? is this also a B&W version? Being a reflection nebula the object typically has a blue color, although not evident in my B&W version I shot either.

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