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Happy Christmas ! A Portrait of the Constellation Orion

So Christmas is upon us again and I would just like to wish all followers and readers of the blog a very Happy Christmas ! Here is a photograph I took the other night while waiting for the aurora to appear. I happened to turn around and there was the winter constellation Orion high in the south east above The Breidden hills with the arrow shaped Hyades cluster just above it to the right and then the smaller Pleiades cluster right at the top edge of the photo on the right.

It has been a great year of astronomy for me with the 95% solar eclipse in March, then a full lunar eclipse in September, lots of great comets and supernovaeĀ  and numerous sightings of the aurora over Wales. Here’s hoping 2016 is just as exciting !

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