The Colors of Orion

Here are two shots of the constellation Orion taken with the lens intentionally thrown out of focus. This astrophotography "trick" can be used to clearly reveal star colors. Orion shows a beautiful variety of star colors. From Red Giants to Blue-White "superstars" and red nebulae, Orion has it all. These shots were 30 second fixed tripod shots on Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film. Lens was a 50mm F2.0 Pentax on a K1000 camera.

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