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The Cone, Rosette, Barnard's Loop and Orion by Captain-Marmote
The Cone, Rosette, Barnard's Loop and Orion

The Cone, The Rosette, Barnard's Loop and The Great Orion Nebulae.

There is quite a lot in shot for this one!

From left to right, The Nebulae:
The Cone Nebula
The Rosette Nebula
Barnard's Loop 
The Flame and Horse Head Nebula
The Great Orion and Running Man Nebulae

The Stars:
Top middle, large Orange star - Betelgeuse
Top right, Blue star - Bellatrix
Lower right, Orion's Belt, from left to right Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka

Top left is the Christmas Tree cluster and deep within is the little Cone nebula, the Rosette is just below

The Cone Nebula is an H II region in the constellation of Monoceros. It was discovered by William Herschel on December 26, 1785. The nebula is located about 2,700 light-years away from Earth. The Cone Nebula forms part of the nebulosity surrounding the Christmas Tree Cluster. The designation of NGC 2264 in the New General Catalogue refers to both objects and not the nebula alone. The diffuse Cone Nebula, so named because of its apparent shape, lies in the southern part of NGC 2264, the northern part being the magnitude-3.9 Christmas Tree Cluster. It is in the northern part of Monoceros, just north of the midpoint of a line from Procyon to Betelgeuse.

The cone's shape comes from a dark absorption nebula consisting of cold molecular hydrogen and dust in front of a faint emission nebula containing hydrogen ionized by S Monocerotis, the brightest star of NGC 2264. The faint nebula is approximately seven light-years long (with an apparent length of 10 arcminutes), and is 2,700 light-years away from Earth. The nebula is part of a much larger star-forming complex.

The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is a large, circular H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 (Caldwell 50) is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter. The cluster and nebula lie at a distance of some 5,200 light-years from Earth and measures roughly 130 light years in diameter.

Orion's Belt or the Belt of Orion, also known as the Three Kings or Three Sisters, is an asterism in the constellation Orion. It consists of the three bright stars Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka.

Looking for Orion's Belt in the night sky is the easiest way to locate Orion in the sky. The stars are more or less evenly spaced in a straight line, and so can be visualized as the belt of the hunter's clothing. They are best visible in the early night sky during the Northern Winter/Southern Summer, in particular the month of January at around 9.00 pm

The Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula (leftmost red nebulae) are located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The horse head itself is a dark nebula

The Orion nebula (right most object) is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion's Belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of roughly 1,344 20 light years; and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. The Orion Nebula in particular is an active star formation zone. New stars are being born out of the dense hydrogen gas. With these newborn stars are the beginnings of solar systems, planets; rocky worlds and gas giants. The region is constantly changing and perhaps conditions may favour new life at some point. This is in essence, the very beginning of evolution. Gas to stars and planets, and maybe even life itself.


The nebula is visible with the naked eye even from areas affected by some light pollution. It is seen as the middle "star" in the sword of Orion, which are the three stars located south of Orion's Belt. The star appears fuzzy to sharp-eyed observers, and the nebulosity is obvious through binoculars or a small telescope.

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The Flaming Star nebula, Tadpole Nebula and M38 by Captain-Marmote
The Flaming Star nebula, Tadpole Nebula and M38
The Flaming Star nebula - Top right
Tadpole nebula - Middle right 
M38 star cluster - lower Left

The Flaming Star is a beautiful mix of reflection nebula (blue) and emission nebula (red). The blue is caused by the scattering of light in the gas cloud and works under the same principals as our own sky. The red however is ionized gas. It is called an emission nebula because the ionized gas glows slightly producing its own light.

AE Aurigae is a blue-hued main-sequence variable star. It is normally of magnitude 6.0, but its magnitude varies irregularly. AE Aurigae is associated with the 9-light-year-wide Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405), which it illuminates. However, AE Aurigae likely entered the nebula only recently, as determined through the discrepancy between the radial velocities of the star and the nebula, 36 miles (58 km) per second and 13 miles (21 km) per second, respectively. It has been hypothesized that AE Aurigae is a "runaway star" from the young cluster in the Orion Nebula, leaving the cluster approximately 2.7 million years ago. It is similar to 53 Arietis and Mu Columbae, other runaway stars from the Orion cluster. Its spectral class is O9.5Ve, meaning that it is an O-type main-sequence star.[78] The Flaming Star Nebula; IC 405 obtained its name from its appearance in long exposure astrophotographs; it has extensive filaments that make AE Aurigae appear to be on fire.

IC 410
 , sometimes known as Tadpole Nebula because of its northeastern filaments, is an emission nebula visible in the large constellation of  Auriga ; it is linked to the  open cluster NGC 1893 formed by young massive stars. The region is home to major processes of star formation creating stars of great mass . IC 410 is identified in the south central part of the constellation Auriga, in a region very rich star fields and nebulae are located just south of a line joining the star ι Aurigaeand θ Aurigae ; west of the nebula there is a double chain of stars of magnitude 4 and 5, clearly visible to the naked eye and dominated by the star 16 Aurigae , which helps in the identification.
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Heart and Soul nebulae by Captain-Marmote
Heart and Soul nebulae
The Heart and Soul Nebulae 

The Heart Nebula (left) lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons.

The nebula's intense red output and its configuration are driven by the radiation emanating from a small group of stars near the nebula's center. This open cluster of stars known as Melotte 15 contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, and many more dim stars that are only a fraction of our Sun's mass. The cluster used to contain a microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago.

is emission nebulae in Cassiopeia. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634 (in the head) and IC1848 (in the body). The object is more commonly called by the cluster designation IC1848.

Small emission nebula IC 1871 is present just left of the top of the head, and small emission nebulae 670 and 669 are just below the lower back area.

This complex is the eastern neighbor of IC1805 (Heart Nebula) and the two have been synonymously know as the "Heart and Soul".
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Cone and Rosette by Captain-Marmote
Cone and Rosette
The Christmas Tree cluster, The Cone and The Rosette Nebula.

Top left is the Christmas Tree cluster and deep within is the little Cone nebula, the Rosette is in the lower right of the image. 

The Cone Nebula is an H II region in the constellation of Monoceros. It was discovered by William Herschel on December 26, 1785. The nebula is located about 2,700 light-years away from Earth. The Cone Nebula forms part of the nebulosity surrounding the Christmas Tree Cluster. The designation of NGC 2264 in the New General Catalogue refers to both objects and not the nebula alone. The diffuse Cone Nebula, so named because of its apparent shape, lies in the southern part of NGC 2264, the northern part being the magnitude-3.9 Christmas Tree Cluster. It is in the northern part of Monoceros, just north of the midpoint of a line from Procyon to Betelgeuse.
The cone's shape comes from a dark absorption nebula consisting of cold molecular hydrogen and dust in front of a faint emission nebula containing hydrogen ionized by S Monocerotis, the brightest star of NGC 2264. The faint nebula is approximately seven light-years long (with an apparent length of 10 arcminutes), and is 2,700 light-years away from Earth. The nebula is part of a much larger star-forming complex.

The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is a large, circular H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 (Caldwell 50) is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter. The cluster and nebula lie at a distance of some 5,200 light-years from Earth and measures roughly 130 light years in diameter.
 
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I have decided to write some tutorials on camera settings, use and what not. I'm currently working on Aperture, depth of field and bokeh. I'm writing the tutorial for camera use only, so no photo shop tricks or edits are going to be used / needed to do the things i'm going to talk about. everything will be possible entirely in camera.

It takes a fair bit if consideration and I want to write about things from the ground up as it were. Still I would love to know if people think this will be possible and if anyone has any suggestions or questions on how to do things that I can also write about for this or other tutorials.
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Dark-Indigo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 4 faving Trees... by Dark-Indigo ...:)
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Erwin0859 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Happy birthday~ ! ^w^
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Andorada Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Happy Birthday
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Bast-Fury Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
Happy B-day. All the best and God bless you.
happy b-day to my e-twin birthdAy '09 fella (Badges) Happy B-day Isra :D 
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no1special1224 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't usually comment on profiles when I watch them, but I just had to tell you: You, my good sir, have just earned yourself a watch! Your photography is absolutely breathtaking! Keep up the fantastic work! I look forward to seeing more!
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Captain-Marmote Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thank you, that means a lot. I have a few more astronomy projects for this winter season, hopefully the clouds will clear soon!
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Myrine86 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratz on the DD ^^
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Captain-Marmote Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Musterkatze Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, you gallery is really amazing. I want to see more of these galaxy photos :D
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