Monday, January 16, 2017

The Orion Nebula

(Click on images and enlarge for better viewing) 

The Below Image shows one of the most prominent constellations in the Night Sky - The Orion Constellation. (Click)




This was also made famous through the first of the movie series "Men In Black" starring Tommy Lee And Will Smith. However, as oppose to the Galaxy on Orion's belt (Which is not there in the center of it as mentioned in the movie itself), there is Orion Nebula (a.k.a. - M42)(Click)



The constellation is visible most of the times through out a year. However, these days (January 2017) the constellation is clearly visible and close observation shows the Nebula as a powder puff.  


This is one of the most visible Nebulae to the naked human eye. 


It is better viewed through Binoculars or Telescope. But, it is clearly visible out side city areas where there is less air pollution. Below is a long exposure photograph of the nebula - Yes, if you wonder why you don't see the multitudes of colour to the naked eye, it doesn't happen that way - you will always see stars more or less in white. It is only a planet or an object like comets that would have a slight variation in colour. The pretty pics we see are due to very long exposure of camera (more than 15 minutes)


Beautiful Isn't it ??

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