Gemini to Taurus on Acros

Gemini to Taurus on Acros by S Migol
Gemini to Taurus on Acros, a photo by S Migol on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
A widefield image taken at Calstar 2013 showing the dark clouds of the Milky Way from Gemini to Taurus between Orion and Auriga.

The field is centered on IC 2159 or the Monkey Head Nebula. This cloud of glowing gas was recorded on the film, a surprise considering the relative insensitivity of the film to Ha. Compare it with the Jellyfish Nebula near Propus. The latter nebula is nearly invisible. Also visible are several open clusters including M35.

Shot on Acros 120 film with a Pentax 67 camera using the 165 mm lens at F4. 40 minute exposure - as all the Acros at Calstar was this duration. Scanned with Epson V700 and curves in LR5.