Amateur Astrophotography ISSUE 03 Issue 02 | Page 4

Image by Gareth Harding ------------------------------------------ single 5 min exposure on M42 Orion Nebular with Running Man Nebular. Scope: Orion Optics VX6 with 1/10 PV upgraded optics Guide Scope: Skywatcher ST80 Guide Cam: QHY 5 Mono Mount: Skywatcher HQE5 Camera: Nikon D5100 Exposure: 5 Minute Technical: iso 800, 750mm f/5 Software: Photoshop CS6, PHD --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Orion & Winter Sky (Christmas 2013) (right Image) Twas the night of Christmas 13, and all across the sky, All the stars were twinkling, and Orion shone on high. Orion and the winter stars and constellations above a snowy prairie scene in Alberta, on Christmas night, 2013. This is a stack of 5 x 4 minute exposures with the 14mm Rokinon lens at f/2.8 and Canon 5D MkII at ISO 1600. Images tracked on the iOptron SkyTracker. 4 Image by Alan Dyer