Dust clouds in Orion


The weather here in the UK has not been good for astrophotography so far this year. On one night during this exposure the entire rig got soaked by unexpected shower despite keeping a close eye on rain radar. 

Even though this is only just under 5 hours it's taken 4 weeks to get the data. I was hoping to get at least double the exposure time but the moon is getting prominent now, Orion low and by next month I think it will be out of view. 

The starless version highlights nebula structures.

4.8 hour exposure
143 x 120"
HA filter

Shortlisted in Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020