Orión por riba e por baixo do Tíbet

OrionTibet_Dai_960 Créditos da imaxe e copyright: Jeff Dai
Explicación: esta noite estaba tan queda que podía ollar a Orión erguéndose. O espectáculo pouco habitual foi captado nesta fotografía dunha soa exposición, amosando un ceo fondo ao redor da famosa constelación de Orión que aparecía tanto por riba como reflectido nun lago calmo no val Gyirong de Tíbet (China). Tirada o ano pasado a esta hora, as aken last year at this time, the three belt stars of Orion can be seen lined up almost vertically above and below the Himalayan Mountains. The complex Orion Nebula can be seen to the belt stars’ right, while the red-glowing circular structure surrounding Orion is Barnard’s Loop. Also, the bright red star Betelgeuse is doubly visible on the image left, while bright blue Rigel appears twice on the image right. Familiar Orion is becoming increasingly visible as Winter (Summer) descends on the Northern (Southern) hemisphere.