Astrophotography - Gary Cook

Orion Nebula

The place where stars are born. This is the Orion Nebula, located just below Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion, and is a vast nursery for newborn stars. Small to the naked eye, this is one occasion where I used a telescope to capture the image. Small as it appears, the Orion Nebula is actually around 24 light years across and 1350 light years from earth.