Orion is beautifully positioned in the sky right now, a constant reminder of why he is the single most recognizable constellation in the night sky. Orion, Canis Major and Taurus appear alive above us as they play out their celestial game of predator and prey.

This photo was taken back in November at Cabrillo Observatory using Spock. A favourite target for photographers, how could we pass it up?

I observed the Great Orion Nebula again tonight as I usually do during most sessions this time of year. It looks great in the 9mm expanse.

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Great Orion Nebula

  • Observed with: Mead LX200 (Cabrillo Observatory)
  • Seeing: average
  • Light pollution: below average