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In the night sky: Orion
In the night sky: Orion

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2.1.9 Photographing Orion

An image of the night sky.
Figure 9

It’s time to take your weekly photograph of Orion!

Activity 2.1

You could use the star wheel you made or the Stellarium app you downloaded in Map of the night sky [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]  to help.

Hear Monica’s advice about taking photos in this video.

If possible, take a picture at the same time from the same spot each week. Remember to include your marker point (chimney pot, tree branch, etc.) in the image, so that they can be compared from week to week. Fingers crossed that it is clear and not cloudy wherever you are!

Once you have taken the picture, compare it to the one you took last week. Can you notice how Orion has moved?