Chilly weather means clear skies and a chance to photograph some winter constellations. This is a 3-minute exposure of M42, the Orion nebula, located in the “sword” of the constellation Orion the Hunter. You can see Orion rising in the east around 8pm this month…

I took this photo from my front deck last night here in Nanaimo.

Although I work as a professional photographer I still seem to find time in my busy schedule to work on my personal photography projects – such as photographing the stars. Astronomy and astrophotography have been lifelong passions  of mine.

Orion’s Sword
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