It was very clear on this night at one point and Lovejoy had set, so I shot a few sub-images of Orion’s Belt to kill some time. Although the Lumicon Deep Sky filter lets me go deep, brighter stars have ghost reflections off the filter and I had to clone them out. There’s still a few remnants of them left.
I started off Halloween night by imaging Albireo, an amazing double star in Cygnus. It was during twilight and there was also some moonlight, so I went with ISO 400 so that I could do 1 minute exposures and get good color and depth.
I was just playing around here. The nearly full moon was so bright that it allowed only very short exposures.
Jupiter in Taurus w/Pleiades. 5×120 sec @ ISO 1600, 28mm F/5.6.
Here’s a single 30 second exposure with my 28mm F/2.8 lens and my camera mounted on an old CG3 style mount with a simple clock drive. I had a Bogen ball-head camera mount so I could position the camera. The mount works well at this focal length for 30 seconds. Too bad there were clouds.