Canon 300 mm F/2.8 lenses

Orion's belt, Horse Head and M 42

Orion's belt, Horse Head and M 42

This amazing area of sky is located in the constellation of Orion. Beautiful swirling clouds of dust and gas form bright and dark nebulae. These areas are stellar nurseries where stars form when the clouds condense under the influence of gravity. B33, the Horsehead Nebula, is at lower left, and M42, the Great Nebula in Orion, is at upper right.The Horsehead is a dark nebula made of opaque obscuring dust which blocks the light from the nebulae and stars behind it. It is located about 1,500 light years away.Both the Horsehead Nebula and Orion Nebula are part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud.This wide field image is RGB composite - 30 min in each filter

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