Orion in a Windy Norfolk Village 2020

Orion in a windy Norfolk village, 2020

It was a night with strong winds in the beautiful Norfolk village Blakeney. The Moon was just ready to appear. As time was limited and weather conditions were not ideal, I didn't set up the star tracker. I took a few photographs with just my tripod hidden from the Storm Ciara and stacked them together. In this image the Milky Way galaxy, the Orion molecular clouds (Barnard's Loop) and a few other nebulae are visible. The light pollution from the rising Moon is also clear.

Tech Card

Date / Location

10th February 2020, Blakeney, Norfolk, GMT+0, UK, Bortle Class 4 ~SGM: 21.61 mag./arc sec2


Camera: Nikon D810A

Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer

Image Quality

14 bit RAW (NEF)

Exposure time per image / number of composities and sensitivity

22 x 15s ISO 6400 f/2.8 14mm

10 x 25s ISO 1600 f/2.8 14mm


PixInsight 1.8 Core