October 26th, 2006

The sky began clearing about midnight, so off I went to the Wellington Fairgrounds to setup.  Orion was high in the south west, so I started there.
Orion is my favorite constellation. Below is a wide angle shot. The sky was quite crisp and clear. The temperature was only 38 degrees.
I noticed that I could take much longer exposures without noise at this ambient temperature.



Next I tried a telephoto shot of the belt area.


Then I shot a photo thru the scope at prime focus.

 




Here's the telephoto image after processing in Photoshop.


Before leaving I decided to grab a quick shot of the Pleiades.



And Andromeda.