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No City Lights!  -  Orion Nebula M42
No City Lights! - Orion Nebula M42
ElGordo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7 DL for Nikon
Location: Edgewood, NM
Date: Feb 8, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Science and Technology, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2006

M42 (Orion Nebula)and a hint of M43, photographed on a tracking mount with 30 second exposure, 100mm lens at f/5.6. I don't know what the streak is in the lower right quadrant, possibly an orbiting satellite.
Adjusted levels, curves, and unsharp mask. Cropped from much larger image and resized for web. In camera noise reduction turned on, but red channel noise is still evident. Extensive use of curves revealed more detail than I expected from this short exposure.

Statistics
Place: 214 out of 219
Avg (all users): 4.2222
Avg (commenters): 4.8000
Avg (participants): 3.9362
Avg (non-participants): 4.4808
Views since voting: 1966
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 198
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/16/2006 10:33:21 PM
Wow....this has everything to do with country life....I live in the city and can't even begin to see a star. When I go out to the "country" it looks like a million tiny flashlights.

Originally posted by KHolt:

Thanks for sharing this photo, in its own right its interesting, however nothing to do with Country Life. Maybe posting in the forums would have been better
02/23/2006 04:39:33 PM
Oh way to good!!! This would of been my favorite!!! Sorry I didnt vote though had I a must 10!! Good try with this as its so dang hard to get anything at all for a picture with the stars!..
And it defanetly fits challenge for we know its darker in the country...
Darn low voters with no thinking or credit..I just want to reach through my pc and shake some sometimes...
Anyways I like this.
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02/20/2006 08:13:15 PM
I agree with ElGordo and kahtava. This is an image that deserved a much better reception than it seems to have gotten. It is a beautiful shot and a great take on this challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2006 11:41:27 AM
People who live in the country appriciate the beauty of the night skies more then city-folk who don't get to see the stars on a clear night. Great Picture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2006 12:11:49 AM
There is a DQ request on this image, suspicions confirmed that the average DPC voter is abysmally ignorant of astronomy and what it means to have clear, country skies. I live in the country because of these clear skies. It is rare to encounter anyone that lives in the country that does not appreciate the beautiful, unpolluted views of the heavens.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2006 02:26:07 PM
Clever take on the challenge! Most city-folk don't get to see and appreciate things like this! Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/15/2006 05:01:04 AM
Thanks for sharing this photo, in its own right its interesting, however nothing to do with Country Life. Maybe posting in the forums would have been better
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/14/2006 11:59:39 AM
wow
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02/13/2006 09:39:59 PM
Great picture. Wish it were more in focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/13/2006 04:56:29 PM
wonderful shot of the nebula, but I believe it stretches the challenge a bit.
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02/13/2006 12:36:42 PM
As George Bush Sr. once said "not gonna do it". I think that holds true with this picture it's "not gonna do it". Im not sure what this picture is, is it stars???
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