Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More from the edge

A shot of Messier 45, Messier 33 and Messier 31 taken with the same equipment as last night.

Below - the Orion complex taken with an 85mm F/1.2L @ F/2.0 and ISO 800. A light Fog filter was used in front of the lens during the Five 2 minute exposures that were then median combined in MaximDL. Edited in PSCS3.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

North America

The North American Nebula in Cygnus. Ten - 3 minute exposures median combined in MaximDL. Obtained with my 400mm F/2.8L lens @ F/3.5 | ISO 1600 | Canon EOS 5D. Taken from Kitt Peak National Observatory under clear moonless skies.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Temples of Deterrence

Spent the day on a "reality field trip" with the family - a late afternoon tour of the Titan Missile Museum and San Xavier del Bac Mission. One a temple of the philosophy "walk softly and carry a big stick" - the other "thou shalt not . . ."

See if you can figure out which is which.