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2007 igor morin


Frostbite Falls

Cropped from original and enlarged to see how well film can record detail. NGC7000 or North American Nebula is a huge emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus, which appears overhead during the late summer and early winter months. Cygnus is also called the Northern Cross, but is Latin for the word "Swan". Cygnus is home to a variety of nebulae and star clusters. The "Pelican Nebula" is visible to the right of 7000. These nebulae glow red, as they are predominantly made up of hydrogen gas, the most abundant element in the Universe. The large stars and star fields excite the gases by the intense pressure and heat from the "reactors" within the stars. Dark Nebula or Lanes run through this intense area. The swath of the Milky Way runs through the heart of Cygnus.

Pentax 67 ,Pentax 400 f/4 M- EDif,Kodak Ektachrome E200
f/4 - 45 minute exposure. Manually guided - EQ6 mount. full exif

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Taz Hood12-Jun-2022 15:03
Absolutely stunning! This photo is linked in the the Pentax Forums. Come join us if you are interested. Many thanks and best wishes, Mark Hubbard
Guest 15-Jun-2011 02:09
Fantastic !!!! Love it, and the beauty of film.
rickkelly12-Apr-2011 22:37
Your dedication to detail and a master at exposure produce stunning images!!
Guest 29-Jan-2011 16:04
This is awesome!love the colors!
FerK 20-Nov-2010 18:29
45min exposure, manually guided. Kudos to your patience and dedication !!!!! Beautiful, rewarding result. Congratulations and thank you for sharing.
Karen Moen18-Oct-2010 06:46
Gorgeous image. I also appreciate the information you are sharing about the night sky. Thank you! Voted.
norbi04-Sep-2010 07:53
Really fantastic, Igor. v. norbi
Guest 16-Jul-2010 16:21
This one is so vibrant! I love the nebula photos! They have been such an inspiration for my paintings. :-)
Guest 09-Apr-2010 04:07
Ruby sky with diamond stars! Wow 45 min exposure you must have an awesome tripod! *winking*
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