Orion Rises above Himalaya

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Asia

Site: Sagarmatha National Park - Nepal

Date: November 2009

Time-lapse video: While stars of constellation Orion, the Hunter, and the great Orion Nebula rise in the sky of World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, the Moon sets in the other horizon shading Himalaya under darkness. Pictured above is Mount Thamserku at 6623 meters high. The photographer was at altitude of 3600 meters, close to Namche Bazaar, a gate way to Himalaya mountain range. The photographer has used a modified DSLR camera to capture red nebulae in Orion. Babak Tafreshi/

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