The Hunter (Orion)


EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Focal length: 15mm

Shutter priority, 10.0 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100,

Photograph taken February 14, 2013


Today I was fortunate enough to sight the constellation of ORION from my balcony, despite the light pollution.

This is neither as aesthetically pleasing as my previous post on ‘The Great Bear’, nor very clear unfortunately. As a navigator the constellation of Orion is a very welcome sight. Once you are able to spot Orion you can very well find your bearings in the night sky and identify other stars/constellations pretty easily. One popular example is the star ‘Sirius’ which is next to Orion and is also the brightest star.


My camera is not suited for astrophotography. However  Canon has also released a variant (Canon 60Da) which is designed for astrophotography (They have removed the anti-aliasing filter from the sensor).