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The Celestial Pony in Orion
The Celestial Pony in Orion
jlanoue


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-01 (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse"))
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Bedford, NH
Date: Jan 10, 2008
Aperture: 160mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: b
Galleries: Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2008

The horsehead nebula in the constellation Orion is the closest star nursery to our planet Earth. Located about 1500 light years distant, this star hatchery provides us with a front row seat for the birth of new stars. This photo is a composite of 6 10 minute exposures using a hydrogen alpha filter and 3 4 minute exposures unfiltered to provide the color. This imaging technique is commonly referred to as "LRGB imaging" (L indicates luminance). The lens used for this photo was my f3.3 Takahashi E-160 newtonian telescope(160mm aperature) and was guided by a Losmandy G11 mount. Camera used was a Canon 350xt DSLR. I always shoot long exposure with the internal noise reduction on and ISO800.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 428
Avg (all users): 6.6143
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.6882
Avg (non-participants): 6.4681
Views since voting: 3491
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 140
Comments: 25
Favorites: 13 (view)


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01/28/2009 09:13:03 PM
I can't believe it's already been over a year since you graced us with this beauty. Anxiously awaiting to see what's next!
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05/18/2008 10:50:44 PM
This is Derbi's favorite.
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05/18/2008 05:48:46 PM
That is just amazing, what a fabulous photo.
The colors and the stars are just breath taking.
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02/10/2008 02:10:48 PM
Truly awesome...read your bio on your profile...amazing how in a given moment a stranger could have such a positive impact on another.
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02/09/2008 11:53:27 PM
Excellent photo as usual and my vote of 10, as usual!
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02/08/2008 01:30:13 PM
Wow! This one stopped me short in my tracks. I had to stop by your portfolio and tour the universe! Your work is awesome! :)
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02/08/2008 01:21:17 PM
I'm not sure what kind of lens you have, not familiar with it but the fact you are using a Rebel... phew.

Awesome shot, congratulations!
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02/08/2008 10:43:44 AM
Total awe!!!!! My brain is actually frozen now. Thanks.
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02/08/2008 10:21:52 AM
In total agreement with Kenskid. These shots are the most underrated on the site. I mean they are just mind boggling. Congrats on another just amazing shot.
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02/08/2008 09:49:06 AM
Come on people...this kills all the shots in this challenge. Just think of what this is a picture of. Just think of what the "Northern Lights" are and how we all love those pictures. This destroys Northern Lights !

Also....lets look at "when" this actually occured. This is a picture that was entered in a Challenge in 2008 but actually occured in the year 508 !
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02/08/2008 09:37:52 AM
Wow - I'm in awe that you took this with the same camera I have. And wow for the photo. And wow for your skills of knowing what to do and executing it so perfectly. I bet the only reason this didn't score higher was the voters thinking: nah, this can't be real...
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02/08/2008 08:51:12 AM
We are so tiny! Beautiful image!
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02/08/2008 08:44:49 AM
Holy cow. If this image only scores a 6.6, then something is seriously wrong.

This is a blue ribbon shot for sure.
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02/08/2008 05:03:10 AM
wait... you didn't win? this is like the most epic photograph i've ever seen.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2008 11:36:58 PM
Such an awesome image. I'm impressed everytime I see these, especially for how clear they are. Very nice photo, I like it. -BB


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02/04/2008 05:54:49 AM
wow awesome work, so hard to capture like this. Congrats
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02/03/2008 08:38:28 PM
Excellent capture of the horsehead nebula. Your photography belongs in textbooks, and astrophotography guides.
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02/02/2008 04:07:53 PM
wow
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02/02/2008 05:01:18 AM
Well done on a differcult photo. Dark skies. 10
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02/02/2008 12:41:27 AM
Wow! There doesn't seem to be a lot of people here that do this sort of work. Very nice... << 9 >>
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02/01/2008 05:50:15 PM
I love these deep space images - wonderful!
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02/01/2008 01:22:03 PM
Nice capture of a difficult subject.
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02/01/2008 01:12:18 PM
u are certainly talented in astrophotography...beautiful shot of the Horsehead nebula!...must be that star gazer guy....lol... 9
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02/01/2008 11:35:50 AM
Truly an amazing photograph.
Something I would expect to see in the finest publications or encyclopedias.
Congrats on this.
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02/01/2008 12:10:19 AM
Oh my, break my heart with beauty. I'm a soft touch for astrophotography so I'm giving you a 10 for the know how, the gear, the patience, and for having a scope the size of Hubble!! Just beautiful!
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