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Reza says: “This ne­bula is one of the most iconic ob­jects for imag­ing, so I thought it would be worth a try. I spent two nights in a Bor­tel Class 3 site to col­lect the data needed, and the first night was dis­as­trous! My power gen­er­a­tor broke down, I had mount prob­lems and the ap­pear­ance of dew, but I am glad at how it turned out in the end.”

Equip­ment: ZWO ASI1600MM-C cam­era, Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 lens Ex­po­sure: 40x5’ Ha, 33x5’ OIII, 29x5’ SII

BBC Sky at Night Mag­a­zine says: “Im­ages of neb­u­lae are a great op­por­tu­nity to play with the con­trast be­tween colour­ful, glow­ing clouds and thick, dark dust. Reza has done an im­mense job with this one. The mul­ti­tude of crisp stars and the in­tri­cacy of the dusty ten­drils makes this an im­age that re­ally pulls the viewer in.”

About Reza: “I’m a 28-year-old engineer, drum­mer and astropho­tog­ra­pher from Tehran. I started as­tropho­tog­ra­phy about three years ago and it has be­come my full-time pas­sion. I have en­joyed stargaz­ing since I was a kid. A wise man asked me, ‘Why don’t you take a pic­ture of it?’ so here I am!”

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