Probably every newby like me discovers that he can take relatively easy astrophotos of the Orion nebula, so the attached photo is probably old hat to most of you. But warts and all, here is my effort.
Telescope: 10" Meade Newt on Equatorial mount.
Eyepiece: 18 mm Scopetronic threaded to my
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Seeing and Transparency: Excellent, Early October 2005, Sandy Utah
Exposure: 13 Eight Second shots at a camera setting of f 3.3. ASA 200. Manual focus at infinity.
Processing: Stacked all 13 in Registak, then final processing in Photoshop 7.
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