Monday, December 23, 2013
Jupiter and The Orion Nebula
But now onto the best astro photo I have ever taken to date ....
So, before I got the Jupiter shot it was one of the best nights there has been for a long time, so I set up early in the daylight and got everything spot on. This also gave the scope time to cool down - and boy did it cool down - the deck was like an ice rink when I got out!
Slightly disappointed from the Jupiter shot I swung to an old friend in the South-East, Orion, and to the famous Orion Nebula. (My favourite since I was 10 seen as you can see it with the naked-eye, binoculars or telescope).
I simply set the camera to take a suitable exposure and then looked in expletive surprise at what appeared on the camera review screen.
Canon EOS M 30sec. ISO6400 mounted at prime focus on Vixen VMC110L (4.3in). Single shot processed.