"sword" dangles from his belt and contains the
famous Orion Nebula M42, the little comma-shaped outlier M43, and the nearby fainter
nebula NGC 1975. This is a wide field view spanning
about 2 degrees vertically.
was made with my 92mm refractor from Scout Key in Florida, home
of the Winter Star Party. It's a combination of exposures
ranging from a few seconds to five minutes, combined and edited
to preserve the best detail in every part of the nebula, which
has a very large range of brightnesses.