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Orion and Dog Stars (35mm 5DII).jpg
Orion and Canis Major, taking in Canis Minor as well, including the dog stars Sirius (lower) and Procyon (upper left). Around Orion you can see Barnard's Loop, as well as the Horsehead Nebula area below the Belt of Orion and the Orion Nebula in the Sword of Orion. Betelgeuse is at top left of Orion, Rigel at bottom right. This is a stack of 5 x 4 minute exposures with the 35mm lens at f/2.8 and modified Canon 5D MkII at ISO 800 plus 2 x 4 minutes with the Kenko Softon diffusion filter for the star glows. Taken from Painted Pony Resort in SW New Mexico, December 7, 2013 on a cool and frosty night and part of a two-section pan of Orion ad Canis Major.