Orion 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 MX SLR              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 pixels.
Galactic Photos...........tjt.........Oct. 19, 2010