Imagery from 2001 & 2010
Oct. 2001: Orion
Nebula from Cactus Flats
Oct. 17, 2010: Above is a wide-field shot
from this morning (2-4am) at the Prospect Ponds a
Half hour shot taken through a Stellarvue 80 mm refractor with Pentax
couple miles east of my apartment, with the new G.E. X5- 14.1 meg
15x DSLR. This is the best shot
yet, after setting up in Shutter Priority, at 30 sec., E.V. +2, AutoFocus-Multi
& On and about 3x.
Camera was attached to the CG-11 tripod and mount for stability and clock
motors engaged for
star-tracking. Images s sized at about 25%.
If you click on the image you can see the area around M42 in actual