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

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4.1.5 Photographing Orion

An image of Orion in the night sky.
Figure 12 Orion in the night sky

Before we go on to consider the Solar System in greater detail, have you taken your weekly photograph of Orion yet?

Activity 4.1

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!

Don’t forget that you can consult Monica’s advice on taking photos of Orion Monica’s advice on taking photos of Orion [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Once you have taken the picture, compare it to the others you have taken during the course. Did you notice that Orion had moved from your image last week? Compare it to the first image you took. Has Orion moved since then?

If you’ve enjoyed photographing Orion, you could continue, maybe monthly, to see how Orion moves in the sky over the course of the year.