Yading national nature reserve, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China
Lunar Alpenglow and Orion over Mt.Chana Dorje
Winter is coming, and it’s time to enjoy the famous constellation Orion. In this 5 seconds exposure, The settingmoon casts lunar alpenglow on the sacred Chana Dorje peak at Yading national natural reserve, Sichuan province of China. In the background sky three belt star of Orion can be seen lined up almost vertically above the pyramid peak. The Horsehead nebula is also visible near the belt stars, and to the right is the great Orion nebula, also known as M42. the red-glowing circular structure surrounding Orion is Barnard’s Loop. The bright red star Betelgeuse and blue Rigel appears on the both sides of the image.

November 2, 2015

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