Constellation Orion

This is the constellation Orion as seen from Joshua Tree National Park. This is the first time I have been successful at using my Vixen Polarie equatorial motor drive for making extended exposures of the night sky. In this image you can just make out Barnard’s Loop, Lamba Orionis, the Horsehead Nebula, M78 and the Orion Nebula. ┬áThis is a single 5 minute exposure with the Canon 6D and the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 at f/4.0 and ISO 3200.